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English definition of “non-starter”


noun [C]     /ˌnɒnˈstɑː.tər/ US  /ˌnɑːnˈstɑːr.t̬ɚ/ informal
an idea , plan , or person with no chance of success : The proposal was a non-starter from the beginning because there was no possibility of funding .FailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement
(Definition of non-starter noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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