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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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Dolly's idea to do a Christmas telepic each year has also gone nowhere, it seems.
San Francisco faces key decisions on some of its coaches, an aging offensive line, an aging and injury-prone quarterback in Steve Young, a running game that has gone nowhere for two years, and a defensive secondary that was shaky at times.