Term of the Day:

yak shaving

verb

A seemingly pointless task that needs to get done in order to achieve your original goal. It usually feels like solving a problem to solve a problem, which, several recursions later, solves the real problem.

Example: I thought I would be able to get X done, but I spent the entire day yak shaving and didn't even come close to finishing.

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