be chasing your tail

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be chasing your tail

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be chasing your own tail

If someone is chasing their tail or is chasing their own tail, they are using a lot of time and energy but not achieving much. I'm more relaxed now. Before, I was chasing my tail like some sort of lunatic. I've been chasing my own tail all these years.
See also: chase, tail