go nowhere (fast)

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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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Just another Hollywoodisation of what may once have been a decent story, this mish-mash of ideas goes nowhere fast.
After the spectacularly gory opening, this "old dark house" type of shock horror goes nowhere fast.
Dialogue that promises to be profound goes nowhere fast. "Have you ever hit anyone?" she asks.
Dunson's book is a brisk read, but unfortunately the story just goes nowhere fast.
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The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite," Quincy Long's dark backwoods comedy, goes nowhere fast. The play is one long, slim joke motivated by the burly antics of three carousing loggers.