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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 good data, produced correctly and abundantly and managed expertly, data-driven improvement efforts will go nowhere fast.
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.
More and more bodies are piling up in Iraq yet the US and UK continue to go nowhere fast.
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.
Everybody is in a hurry to go nowhere fast,'' said Officer Troy Williams, a four-and-a-half-year motorcycle veteran who participated in the sting.
If the market continues to go nowhere fast, it will frustrate both the bulls and the bears, and money will be lost on both sides.