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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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The public are led like idiots up a spiral which goes nowhere and from which they are unable to see any of the democracy in action below them.
Created as a solo for Baryshnikov, Journey of a Poet goes nowhere. People wriggle, drop to the floor, roll, get up, leave, come back, often under his cheerless gaze.
(Whatever happened to the "appearance of impropriety"?) Alas, this classic conflict-of-interest story goes nowhere. Indeed, we are treated to fawning coverage of the (meaningless) campaign finance reform vehicle which the administration will ride to the Clean Politics Ball.
But despite a great turn from Jane Birkin as a cloying mother, the story seems unfocused and goes nowhere. You're left wondering why they adapted the book in the first place.
And, like most of Bruce's works, Meeting Point goes nowhere.
But in fact the night train goes nowhere; it comprises the top story of a blue skyscraper block to whose manifold windows are pressed eyes as large, colorful, and blandly expressionless as the camouflage spots of certain butterflies.
But Crash has little to say and, like most of the cars, goes nowhere.
The loose sassy body language has a contemporary edge that makes a statement and then goes nowhere. Mnemonic Verses, created by Elisa Monte, is similarly one-dimensional, albeit with a very different flavor.