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blind alleynoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​situation or ​method that is not ​effective or will not ​produceresults: This ​sort of ​thinking just ​seems to be leading us up/down a ​blindalley.
(Definition of blind alley from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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blind alleynoun [C]

 us   /ˈblɑɪnd ˈæl·i/
something that ​leads you ​nowhere or is of no use: All ​ourwork has only ​led us up a blind alley.
(Definition of blind alley from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “blind alley”
in Chinese (Simplified) 死胡同, 行不通的方法…
in Chinese (Traditional) 死胡同, 行不通的方法…
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