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go nowhere (fast)

To ultimately yield or achieve no useful, beneficial, or successful result or outcome. This meeting is going nowhere fast. 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 are going nowhere.
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She'll go nowhere without it, so it's come with her on her last two visits.
NEIL Kay in his letter to the ECHO (September 29) claims that car and petrol tax go nowhere near paying for the roads.
"From my perspective, we expect the appeal to go nowhere," said Preston.
"This is a progress report along a long road that may go nowhere."
Basically, he comes across as impassioned in a good way--the kind of fellow who sits in coffee houses during the long grey Seattle winters and broods on the absurdity of "freeways" jammed with cars that burn gas as they go nowhere.
Heading the investigation Detective Inspector Nikolai Hoffner sees the pattern, but as tells his trainee Hans Fichte, they have plenty of clues that go nowhere. In other words they have made no progress as the new year begins.
A little editing to pare some of the extraneous details that go nowhere would not have been amiss.
You could point out that they start out white, but don't, of course, stay that way: apart from the wax (which is clear) and the images themselves, there are also stains and hairs and lines that go nowhere. You could mention that this detritus skitters like graffiti across her urban and industrial nonplaces, and, in her recent drawings, over meticulously rendered empty rooms and fenced-in enclosures and blank brick walls, all suspended in space.
It lies not only behind and through the city, so to speak, but also on either side of it, isolating the metropolis and enhancing the strangeness of that night train that can go nowhere without crashing five stories down into the empty snow.