dead in the water


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dead in the water

stalled; immobile. (Originally nautical.) This whole company is dead in the water. The project is out of funds and dead in the water for the time being.
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dead in the water

without any chance for success dead on arrival I guess our plans for summer vacation are dead in the water.
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dead in the water

Unable to function or move; inoperable. For example, Without an effective leader, our plans for expansion are dead in the water. Originally referring to a crippled ship, this colloquialism was soon applied more broadly.
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dead in the water

mod. stalled; immobile. (Originally nautical.) The project is dead in the water for the time being.
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dead in the water

Unable to function or move: The crippled ship was dead in the water. With no leadership, the project was dead in the water.
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