lead nowhere

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lead nowhere

To ultimately yield or achieve no useful, beneficial, or successful result or outcome. This meeting is leading nowhere. 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 have led nowhere.
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References in classic literature ?
I would do a great deal better (if I was not an ignorant brute that will never do any good all my life), I would do a great deal better, I say, to go home to my wife and children and support them and bring them up on what God may please to give me, instead of following your worship along roads that lead nowhere and paths that are none at all, with little to drink and less to eat.
Actual life is full of false clues and sign-posts that lead nowhere.
The muddy lanes, green or clayey, that seemed to the unaccustomed eye to lead nowhere but into each other, did really lead, with patience, to a distant high-road; but there were many feet in Basset which they led more frequently to a centre of dissipation, spoken of formerly as the "Markis o' Granby," but among intimates as "Dickison's.
In the 1960s, House Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas initiated construction of the ghastly $135-million Rayburn House Office Building, which one architecture critic memorably dubbed "the Texas Penitentiary" for its imposing blocks of concrete and flights of stairs that lead nowhere.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, as a victim of terrorism, has always condemned such brutal acts," Rouhani said, adding that such terrorist activities will lead nowhere.
A military escalation and a civil war will lead nowhere.
Leading to nowhere Web-designer Vitaly, 24, said the call-up would lead nowhere.
Until this wavers, "constructive" talks will lead nowhere.
It's true many lead nowhere in particular, yet they go most everywhere we want to be; where dogs take us, and where birds are.
I repeat it again that I am not optimistic about the negotiations and they will lead nowhere, but I am not against them", Khamenei said in remarks published on his website Khamenei.
The latter solution would ultimately lead nowhere "and despite all this, the Secretary General of Hezbollah threatens to kill us.
While Melkior daydreams elaborate fantasies--in one to which he often returns, a crew of shipwrecked sailors awaits their turns to be devoured by their cannibal captors--as if to dispel the tedium of his daily round, they, too, lead nowhere.
Featuring appearances from Rutger Hauer, Emily Booth and Shane Ritchie, the movie fails to deliver on its clever premise with a multitude of subplots that lead nowhere.
The intensification of the crackdown on protesters and the heavy sentences will lead nowhere.
Chromatic richness and visual abundance dominated; the evocations were sensual and the subjects of meditation open: cycles of life, the beauty of nature, paths that lead nowhere.