going/getting nowhere fast

idiom

Definition of going/getting nowhere fast

informal
: failing to make progress or to produce a desired result The plan for a new stadium is going nowhere fast.

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“Going/getting nowhere fast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/going%2Fgetting%20nowhere%20fast. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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