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nonstarter

[non-stahr-ter] /nɒnˈstɑr tər/
noun
1.
an issue, plan, etc., that does not get or deserve to get under way.
Origin of nonstarter
1905-1910
1905-10
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nonstarter

/nɒnˈstɑːtə/
noun
1.
a horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered
2.
a person or thing that is useless, has little chance of success, etc
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nonstarter

noun

A failure; also-ran, loser: The proposed travel book now seemed to be a nonstarter/ Compromises should be considered ''nonstarters'' (1909+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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