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dead endnoun [C]

/ˈded ˈend/
a road or path that has no way out at one end: fig. Negotiators have reached a dead end (= have not been successful and cannot go further) in their attempts to find a peaceful solution.
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"dead end" in Business English

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dead endnoun [C]

uk   us  
a situation that is unlikely to be successful or to make any progress: We had several customer leads that all turned out to be dead ends. It's very demoralizing for her; she perceives that her career is at a dead end.reach/hit a dead end Plans to build a new toll road have reached a dead end.
(Definition of dead end from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dead end”
in Chinese (Simplified) 死路, 困境,绝境…
in Turkish çıkmaz sokak, çıkışı, sonu olmayan bir durum…
in Russian тупик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 死路, 困境,絕境…
in Polish ślepa uliczka…
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