get nowhere fast

get nowhere fast

To make little or slow progress. All right, we're getting nowhere fast. After two hours, we still 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 getting nowhere fast.
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get nowhere fast

Fig. not to make progress; to get nowhere. I can't seem to make any progress. No matter what I do, I'm just getting nowhere fast. Come on. Speed up this car. We're getting nowhere fast.
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get nowhere fast

in. to make very poor progress. We are getting nowhere fast around here.
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