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Synonyms for blind alley

a course leading nowhere

Synonyms for blind alley

a street with only one way in or out

(figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement

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5 JOE MASON Starved of service and left to make little runs that got him nowhere and led to blind alleys. Hard to remember him having an effort on goal which was a reflection really of the Bluebirds as a whole, not just the striker.
As a consequence Nawaz Sharif had also walked into a blind alley of his own.
Clinical professionals are too busy caring for patients to be dragged into blind alleys of overly optimistic systems implementation.
"We gave two absolutely shocking goals away, and while the lads showed character to get in front in the first half, in the second, we went down blind alleys.
Hunt He urged left-leaning Lib-Dems - probably the majority of the party''s membership in Merseyside - to recognise a Lib-Lab alliance as one of the great blind alleys of political history.
Speaking afterwards, he said: "The simplistic solutions laced with hate which the BNP peddle are blind alleys which offer nothing to our communities.
Following the main currents of calculus, the approach is historical, but this is not a history (no blind alleys).
Fast paced, exciting and packed full of blind alleys and red herrings, this production will be guaranteed to have audiences on the edge of their seats.
They made it difficult for us and we ran into blind alleys for most of the game.
Not only does Child manage to incorporate elements of military/espionage novels with mythology and demonology, science fiction and science fact, medical research and practice, and psychology and computer technology, but he does so in a way that teases his readers into blind alleys where they wait, terrified, for unnamed but profound evils still to be revealed.
Emile Heskey kept running up blind alleys or crashing into opponents.
It is a trail littered with sleaze, many likely villains and lots of blind alleys but Faraday is convinced that the answer lies in something that happened 20 years earlier during the Falklands War.
Regular observers say he can be a bit, er, headless - running down blind alleys. He will need to be coached by Sir Alex and company to bring the best out of him.
Hence the many blind alleys of recent architecture.
The authors do acknowledge that not all conflicts are amenable to solution through outside intervention, and they warn of potential "moral blind alleys." Nevertheless, their logic would result in a hyperactivist policy with considerable U.S.