A Dead End

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The idiom “a dead end” is used to describe a situation or path that has no further progress or hope for success. It can also refer to a situation where there is no way out or escape.


  • After years of trying to find a cure, the researchers realized that their work was a dead end.
  • His career was going nowhere, and he felt like he had reached a dead end.
  • I followed the path through the woods, but it turned out to be a dead end and I had to turn back.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you have another idiom you’d like me to work on.

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