(something) won't get (someone) anywhere

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(something) won't get (someone) anywhere

Something, typically a certain behavior, will not help someone progress or succeed in any way. Look, we can sit here arguing over who screwed up all day long, but pointing fingers at each other won't get us anywhere. Being the teacher's pet won't get you anywhere when the midterm exam rolls around.
See also: anywhere, get
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The research, carried out by consultant Pamela Fay, found 100 per cent of respondents said rudeness won't get you anywhere.
The perception used to be that an MBA won't get you anywhere in the music business -- its all about starting at the bottom and working your way up," Jeon said.