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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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'They feel they may need to for political survival as Umno is going nowhere fast. They are thinking of resigning, and may join up with Anifah, or Hishammuddin,' said the source, referring to Kimanis MP Datuk Anifah Aman and former Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
"I went through lots of incompatible driving instructors and I felt like I was going nowhere fast.
Zoe Bird is going nowhere fast. She's angry and lonely, and her only true friend is her granny, whose Alzheimer's is worsening.
A QUICK service Argos delivery van was going nowhere fast when it got stuck on top of a wall.
Also worth noting is the presence of the cold shoulder in Peter Pilotto's collection (get rummaging through that recycling bin to dig out last week's Northern Fashion dedicated to this trend which, as I said, is going nowhere fast).
The normal statements and denunciations will not fly this time, and this scandal is going nowhere fast. Only following the accusations as far as they go will suffice, and as things stand, we could be seeing just the tip of the iceberg.
Even if they did though, it's not clear why the US would suddenly turn on the YPG, a faction that's actually winning fights against ISIL and gaining territory, in all honesty, going nowhere fast.
Going Nowhere Fast 2.30 Southwell SP forecast 6-4 Has improved for the switch to fences, winning back-to-back races last month.
United were in a bad way, going nowhere fast, anchored in the mediocrity of Division Two's hinterlands.
Mitsubishi, Mazda, Mini, mighty Mercedes too, Going nowhere fast today, held up in a queue.
"I'"I've held meetings and mediated in an effort to resolve this but it seems we are going nowhere fast. I am not at all surprise by Mayor Malon''s intervention.
But the goal also marked an impressive new turn in a career that had looked to be going nowhere fast after the 22-year-old was snubbed by a host of clubs in his native North West.
LAST week at Newton Abbot, Bargoed's Bernard Llewellyn ran two horses, Going Nowhere Fast and Rime Avec Gentil, in the selling handicap hurdle.
Here 7DAYS takes a look at who's made that vital move up the standings, and who's going nowhere fast after last weekend's Italian Open...
Releasing the hand brake for the TEC transmission may seem simple, but leave out a step and you're going nowhere fast. After all, the hand brake and gear selector are interlocked.