nonstarter definition

  • noun:
    • One that fails to start.
    • An idea, proposal, or candidate with no chance of being accepted or successful: "Many lawmakers are pronouncing the budget a nonstarter” ( Christian Science Monitor).
    • A project which has had no chance of success
    • A horse that will not run in a race that it was registered
    • someone with an archive of a failure.
    • A horse that fails to run-in a race for which it has been entered.
    • A proposal that won't receive serious consideration by those with authority to choose.
    • one with a record of failing; somebody who manages to lose regularly
    • a horse that fails to run-in a race which is why it has been entered

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