going/getting nowhere fast


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

Examples of going/getting nowhere fast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a recent Zoom interview from his home office, Bloom told Fortune how WFH, properly managed, can be good for creativity, the rules of effective hybrid models, and why the metaverse is going nowhere fast. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 6 Nov. 2023 A little over a decade ago, on a team going nowhere fast, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano launched an attack on his teammates after a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, 11 July 2021 Using public roads as a racetrack is a good way of going nowhere fast. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 23 Aug. 2023 But after years — sometimes decades — of discussion and planning, most of these projects seem to be going nowhere fast. Larry Edelman, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Mar. 2023 The two develop a tentative friendship, with Lea relieved finally to be free of her alternately apathetic and stifling mother (Gretchen Mol) and peers who are going nowhere fast. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2023 Sailing is the act of going nowhere fast in the most convoluted fashion imaginable. Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 28 Aug. 2022 But apparently kids must eat to stay alive, so that ban is going nowhere fast. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 16 July 2022 Anyone who has been on a lumbering Venice vaporetto will have noticed these kids zooming across the water in foamy, curving circuits, going nowhere fast and then some, for the sheer, heart-quickening joy of it. Guy Lodge, Variety, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 30 Nov. 2023.

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