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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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Tourists wanting to go nowhere fast are queuing for guided M25 trips...
Without well managed and efficiently produced data, improvement efforts go nowhere fast. At HCI, we've settled on "operational intelligence" to describe the phenomenon of applying business intelligence to clinical and operational improvement efforts.
I tested the automatic version first and was disappointed by its sluggishness and gears which rev the engine noisily and constantly change up and down while seeming to go nowhere fast.
They may not be in fear of relegation, but it is hardly surprising that there is a growing clamour to see the former England boss given his P45 as Wolves drift in mid-table and go nowhere fast.
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More and more bodies are piling up in Iraq yet the US and UK continue to go nowhere fast.
But investigations go nowhere fast. In the crazy stakes, the doctors are giving the inmates a good run for their money.
Some folks at U and on Wall Street say Davis likes to "stir the pot," "kick the tires" and "send up trial balloons" and they believe the bid may go nowhere fast.