get somebody nowhere/not get somebody anywhere
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get (one) nowhere
To result in no progress for one at all; to cause one to be stuck or at an impasse. Discussing this issue has gotten us nowhere. Let's take a break and start again tomorrow. Doing the same thing over and over will get you nowhere. You've got to try a different method.
not get anywhere
To make no progress at all; to be stuck or at an impasse. Look, we've been discussing this issue all day and we haven't gotten anywhere. Let's take a break and start again tomorrow. A: "How did the negotiations go today?" B: "We didn't get anywhere. I don't know how we're going to get this deal approved by the deadline."
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get somebody ˈnowhere/not get somebody ˈanywherenot help somebody make progress: His job is getting him nowhere. He ought to try and find another one. ♢ All these questions aren’t getting us anywhere. We need to make a decision.
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