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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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I feel very strongly that the gate should be put in even if it's a gate leading nowhere at the moment.
The image of stairs leading nowhere stays etched in his mind, reminding him of the hurricane's sheer devastating power.
It could very well be that after the evacuation, there will be a very long period in which nothing else will happen, he told the newspaper Yediot Aharonot ("Sharon admits 'road map' leading nowhere," Post, September 16, 2004).
Those papers and the discussion they stimulated were all very good, but it soon became clear that they were leading nowhere.
Last night, Coun Peter Douglas Osborn (Con Weoley) said: 'This is the epitome of council services under this administration -a magnificent structure leading nowhere.
Two years later, realising the job was leading nowhere, she returned to learning at UWIC in Cardiff, where she gained a degree in business studies.
So odd features like a mirror-floored library and stairs leading nowhere were built.
Visitors are repeatedly taken down winding paths that turn out to be dead ends; this sense of art leading nowhere becomes an unfortunate leitmotif, sending out a powerful message quite different from what was intended.
Pope was presenting humanity's two choices: scientific inquiry leading to expanding knowledge, or endless speculation leading nowhere.
My resumes were leading nowhere, and he promised me a raise to $7 an hour--which meant, in effect, that I'd be getting the cut that now went to the temp agency.
Others were blown apart entirely, exposing flattened interior walls, with doorways leading nowhere.
And don't miss famous Caesar's Palace, with marble stairs leading nowhere and an acre of slot machines.