non-starter

non-starter
[U] (projet) voué à l'échec/mort-né; fam. fichu d'avance

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  • non-starter — non starters also nonstarter N COUNT If you describe a plan or idea as a non starter, you mean that it has no chance of success. [INFORMAL] The United States is certain to reject the proposal as a non starter... Some of the points that she put… …   English dictionary

  • non-starter — UK US /ˌnɒnˈstɑːtər/ noun [C] INFORMAL ► an idea, plan, or person that has no chance of success: »The proposal was a non starter from the beginning …   Financial and business terms

  • non-starter — [nän′stärt′ər] n. Slang 1. an expected occurrence, project, etc. that fails to materialize 2. a worthless idea * * * …   Universalium

  • non-starter — ► NOUN 1) a person or animal that fails to take part in a race. 2) informal something that has no chance of succeeding …   English terms dictionary

  • non-starter — [nän′stärt′ər] n. Slang 1. an expected occurrence, project, etc. that fails to materialize 2. a worthless idea …   English World dictionary

  • non-starter — UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms non starter : singular non starter plural non starters 1) a person or an idea that has no chance of succeeding As a business proposition, it is a total non starter. 2) a person or animal that… …   English dictionary

  • non-starter — noun a) Someone or something who was listed to start in a race, but did not start in the race. b) Something that is not going to happen …   Wiktionary

  • Non-starter — something which has no chance of success, as an idea that is discounted as inherently impracticable …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • non-starter — Australian Slang something which has no chance of success, as an idea that is discounted as inherently impracticable …   English dialects glossary

  • non-starter — noun 1》 a person or animal that fails to take part in a race. 2》 informal something that has no chance of succeeding or being effective …   English new terms dictionary

  • ˌnon-ˈstarter — noun [C] an idea that has no chance of succeeding …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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