get (one) nowhere

get (one) nowhere

To cause one to make no progress at all; to cause one to be stuck or at an impasse. Discussing this issue has gotten us nowhere. Let's take a break and start again tomorrow.
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get nowhere

Also, not get anywhere. Make no progress, as in I've tried to put this together, but I'm getting nowhere with it. This expression is sometimes intensified as get nowhere fast, as in I tried phoning but got nowhere fast. [Early 1900s] Also see get somewhere; get there.
See also: get, nowhere

get somebody ˈnowhere/not get somebody ˈanywhere

not help somebody make progress: His job is getting him nowhere. He ought to try and find another one.All these questions aren’t getting us anywhere. We need to make a decision.
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