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go nowhere

verb phrase

to be unsuccessful or frustrated in an attempt


The proposal went nowhere.

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  • Over there we could go nowhere, so we have taken refuge here.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
  • I go nowhere; no one comes to see us; I might as well be a nun.

    Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
  • No,” said Thérèse, from the conch, “I will go nowhere with you.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Till you are recovered, you must be my patient, and go nowhere without me.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • He knew that the best way to protect her was to go nowhere near her.

  • What is that which you can go nowhere without, and yet is of no use to you?

  • Do you intend to make a complete hermit of yourself and go nowhere at all?

    Mildred at Roselands Martha Finley
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go nowhere

verb phrase

To be unsuccessful or frustrated in an attempt: her proposal went nowhere

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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