pin the tail on the donkey

a) A common childrens game involving pinning a piece of material on a specified spot while blindfolded.

Without it, you may as well be playing pin the tail on the donkey with your marketing efforts.

b) Any attempt to aim something somewhither while handicapped in doing so.

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