A sarcastic phrase used to inform someone they are pursuing the wrong course of thought/action or barking up the wrong tree
Comes from Obi-Wan Kenobi's use of an old Jedi mind trick
on Stormtroopers in Star Wars Episode IV in order to help them avoid Imperial entanglements.
Homeboy: "Man, why can't I get in da club tonight, yo?!"
Bouncer: "Holmes, these aren't the droids you're looking for wit'cha pants on da ground
. You gon' have to hang elsewhere tonight with that attire."
response given when someone is obvioulsy confused or completely 180 degrees from accepted fact/reality; can also be used to keep one's ego in check
Jim: Dude, that hot chick walking over here is checking me out hard!
Steve: Um, these aren't the droids you're looking for. That's my girlfriend, dude. She just came to drop off my car keys. Move along!