blind alley definition

  • noun:
    • An alley or passageway which closed at one end.
    • A mistaken, unproductive undertaking.
    • Used apart from as an idiom: see blind,‎ street. A street or passageway that leads no place.
    • a program of inquiry that leads nowhere.
    • a street with one method in or out
    • (figurative) a program of activity which unproductive and offers no hope of enhancement
    • An alley or passage that is closed at one end.
    • A mistaken, unproductive undertaking.
    • Used other than as an idiom: see blind,‎ alley. A street or passageway that leads nowhere.
    • a training course of inquiry leading no place.
    • a street with one means in or out
    • (figurative) a program of action this is certainly unproductive and will be offering no hope of improvement
  • adjective:
    • an alley closed at one end; a cul-de-sac.
    • an alley shut at one end; a cul-de-sac.

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