go nowhere


: to make no progress
The research is going nowhere.
We're going nowhere fast.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Acknowledge the Signs of Dream Logic Stairs that go nowhere. WIRED, 14 Mar. 2023 As their first bill, House Republicans passed a measure to strip new funding from the IRS – a move that will go nowhere in the Senate. Richard Galant, CNN, 15 Jan. 2023 The best dual enrollment program in the world will go nowhere if students and families don’t know about it or see its value. Mark C. Perna, Forbes, 6 June 2022 The text is riddled with self-conscious tics and assertions that go nowhere. Madeline Leung Coleman, Vulture, 15 Oct. 2021 Supporters say even small efforts to tame bureaucracy go nowhere. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 May 2021 Watching the bill go nowhere last year was hard on him. Star Tribune, 24 Apr. 2021 The impeachment effort, which Becker first threatened in August, is likely to go nowhere, however. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 2 Dec. 2020 But President Trump still rejects the outcome, invoking baseless allegations of fraud while pressing ahead with legal challenges that most experts say will go nowhere. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2020 See More

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“Go nowhere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20nowhere. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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