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get nowhere

Also,not get anywhere. Make no progress, as in I've tried to put this together, but I'm getting nowhere with it. This expression is sometimes intensified asget nowhere fast, as in I tried phoning but got nowhere fast. [ Early 1900s ]
Also see: get there
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