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go nowhere (fast)

To ultimately yield or achieve no useful, beneficial, or successful result or outcome. This meeting is going nowhere fast. We've been here for over two hours now and haven't even been able to come up with a name for our product! It appears that talks between Democrats and Republicans on a compromised spending bill are going nowhere.
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But the documentary element of the plot goes nowhere and doesn't even really figure into the gotcha ending.
And, like most of Bruce's works, Meeting Point goes nowhere.
As a movie about the love affair between then-Beatle bass player Stuart Sutcliffe and Hamburg photographer Astrid Kirchherr, which is what Backbeat wants to be, it's a blank Sheryl Lee is wasted as Kirchherr; like her soulmates in Heavens to Betsy she goes to extremes or she goes nowhere, and her underwritten part gives her nowhere to go and nothing to do, save to sit around looking knowing and occasionally pull off her sweater.