will-o'-the-wisp

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will-o'-the-wisp

(wĭl′ə-thə-wĭsp′)
n.
1. See ignis fatuus.
2. A delusive or misleading hope.
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Terry Angus and Simon Rea, who showed stability and composure at St George's Lane will form the central defensive partnership with David Staff filling in for Love at left-back while will-of-the-wisp winger Stuart Whittaker occupies the left-side of midfield.
McLeish, only two years older than his will-of-the-wisp raider, beams: "I think we are going to be forced to have him put down to stop him playing.