These people will have you running around chasing your own tail.
This one has really had the industry chasing its tail.
I'll start chasing my tail right now if it'll help.
"We could be chasing our tail for 10 years and end up with nothing," she said.
"We get paid for doing a little bit more than chasing our tails."
"What kind of money do you guys get for chasing your tails like this?"
And once he had a lawyer, we were going to be back to chasing our tails.
"Go chase your tail," he added, and went back to reading his book.
They know that you don't make appointments and chase your tail.
And so it gets to be like the cat chasing its tail.