non-starter


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non-starter

nonstarter
noun dead loss, dud (informal), washout (informal), no-hoper (informal), turkey (informal), lemon (informal), loser, waste of space or time The United States is certain to reject the proposal as a non-starter.
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non-starter

[ˌnɒnˈstɑːtəʳ] N that idea is a non-starteresa idea es imposible

non-starter

(nonˈstaːtə) noun
a horse or person that, though entered for a race, does not run.
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[USA], March 11 (ANI): Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer on Sunday hinted that United States President Donald Trump's reported plan to ask for 8.6 billion USD in the 2020 budget to fund the wall was a non-starter.
Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi responded by calling the president's proposal a "non-starter." "Democrats were hopeful that the President was finally willing to re-open government and proceed with a much-need discussion to protect the border.
However, from day one the institution has been a non-starter.
He said: "It's a total non-starter for me - it will be like a circus.
In my view, Ruto has read the mood that the referendum is non-starter.
Summary: Yemen peace talks in Geneva were a non-starter because of the conditions set by the Houthis.
Isn't it time for a rule change so that a horse is deemed a non-runner if it does not take part in the race, rather than leaving punters frustrated that they have not had a run for their money and hoping their chosen bookmaker has not taken much on the non-starter so they might be awarded a 'justice refund'?
"He is on liquids at the present time and has to look after it for six or eight weeks so he is a non-starter and it is a blow, no point glossing over it.
Abbott's tweet came first, saying, "Big 12 expansion is a non-starter unless it includes University of Houston."
It's obvious that negotiation is a non-starter, so the only alternative is boots and bombs, no matter how long it takes.
PFA Scotland warned last night that summer football could be a non-starter as its members would have to accept big wage cuts.
Plaid Cymru has severely criticised the decision by Caerphilly council, but the ruling Labour group says Plaid's alternative proposal to offer a "noncompetitive" salary was a "non-starter".

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