it will never fly

it will never fly

There's no chance that something will work or be successful. He wants to work from home full time, but it will never fly with the bosses. It's an interesting concept, but it would never fly with ordinary consumers.
See also: fly, never, will

will never fly

Will never be accepted. That kind of excuse may have worked in high school, but it will never fly here. The deadline for the paper is tomorrow, no extensions. His portrayal of the iconic character will never fly with fans—it's not anything like in the comic books.
See also: fly, never, will

It'll never fly.

Fig. It will never work!; It will never be approved! (Refers originally to an evaluation of an unlikely-looking aircraft of some type.) l have read your report and studied your proposal. It'll never fly. Your design for a new electric automobile is interesting, but it'll never fly!
See also: fly, never
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