Synonyms to merry chase

dud, abortion, abortive attempt, also-ran, aspirant, baby kisser, bankrupt, blank cartridge, bogy, bomb, bugaboo, bugbear, bust, candidate, castrato, cipher, cry of wolf, dark horse, defeated candidate, dummy, eunuch, failure, false alarm, favorite son, flop, gelding, hollow man, hopeful, impotent, incompetent, invalid, jackstraw, lame duck, lay figure, lemon, loser, man of straw, miscarriage, miscarrying, misfire, nebbish, nobody, nonentity, nothing, nullity, office seeker, political hopeful, presidential timber, puppet, pushover, running mate, stalking-horse, thing of naught, trifle, vain attempt, washout, weakling, wet squib, wild-goose chase, zero, flash in the pan, best seller, big hit, brilliant success, bubble, ephemera, ephemeral, ephemerid, ephemerides, ephemeris, fad, gas, gasser, great success, hit, killing, mayfly