pin the tail on the donkey

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NounEdit

pin the tail on the donkey (uncountable)

  1. (games) A common children's game involving pinning a piece of material on a specified spot while blindfolded.
  2. (by extension) Any attempt to aim something somewhither while handicapped in doing so.
    • 2001, David F. D'Alessandro, Brand Warfare: 10 Rules for Building the Killer Brand, McGraw-Hill Professional, ISBN 0071398503, page 35,
      Without it, you may as well be playing pin the tail on the donkey with your marketing efforts.
Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 23:42