going/getting nowhere fast

Definition of going/getting nowhere fast

informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

goingplay
  1. :  an act or instance of going

    :  behavior, actions

    :  the condition of the ground (as for walking)

  1. :  working, moving

    :  living, existing

    :  current, prevailing

getplay getting
  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

nowhereplay
  1. :  not in or at any place

    :  to no place

  1. :  a nonexistent place

    :  an unknown, distant, or obscure place or state

  1. :  of or relating to a remote or relatively unknown location

fastplay
  1. :  firmly fixed

    :  tightly shut

    :  adhering firmly

  1. :  in a firm or fixed manner

    :  in a sound manner :  deeply

    :  in a rapid manner :  quickly

  1. :  to abstain from food

    :  to eat sparingly or abstain from some foods

  1. :  the practice of fasting

    :  a time of fasting

  1. :  something that fastens (as a mooring line) or holds a fastening


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