road to nowhere


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road to nowhere

A plan, project, development, or course of action that appears to have or offer no meaningful, desirable, or useful conclusion. After three years of on-again, off-again development, critics of the massive hotel say it has become a road to nowhere. The blame game going on between our two parties is a road to nowhere—instead of fighting, we need to be working together to find solutions.
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a road to nowhere

a situation or course of action offering no prospects of progress or advancement.
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The poster headlines are Skiving - the Road To Nowhere and Bunking Off - Missing Out.
Hall will be supported on the night by Steve Royle, who has appeared in Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere as well as on Sunday Night At The Palladium, and fast-rising Brummie comic Lindsey Santoro.
She covers making tracks, the call of the open road, "discovering" Australia, traveling north, going around: on the road to nowhere, freedom on the Wallaby, what goes on tour...: communities and rituals of the road, blood on the bitumen, the dark side of the road, politics and protest on the road, and romancing the road: constructing Australian icons.
You're on a road to nowhere. After four years, he's still saying he'll leave while enjoying the best of both worlds.
"It's a massive kitty to help kickstart a whole new era of Kay comedy," said a source close to the star, whose TV hits include Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere.
ROAD to Nowhere comic Paddy McGuinness really wasn't going anywhere when he got stranded on the M62 yesterday.
The Road To Nowhere star's bank holiday plans were scuppered after an oxygen tanker exploded and caused total gridlock.
This is a road to nowhere Russian President Vladimir Putin on the North Korea crisis What I found moving about the ceremony was the amount of ordinary people who got awards for services to education, or health.
He said, "That road would have been a road to nowhere. It would only have threatened the Indian territory."
YOU'VE heard of the road to nowhere. Well, now you can climb the stairs to nowhere.
WHILE realising that the green road to nowhere is old hat now and recognising that in principle at least Kirklees Council seems to be in favour of cycle lanes, it is clear that this principle is often in name only.
At the same time, the Russian Foreign Minister warned that putting forward preconditions for engaging in intra-Syrian settlement talks is a "road to nowhere" and a blunt provocation.
Lastly, given the impoverishing of the people of the North East by the Tory party, then the whole road could be named after our Chancellor, Osborne's Road to Nowhere as it would surely end in financial disaster.
Lancashire-born Peter, 41, has appeared in many beloved shows and sold out tours, winning awards including the coveted Rose d'Or (for Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere).