dead end : Idioms in English

dead end

to reach an obstacle in a path or task that brings it to a halt.
Usage:
What Thomas thought was a short cut lead him to a dead end and he had to retrace his steps.

dead end Meaning(s)

  • (n) a passage with access only at one end
  • (n) a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

dead end in News

  1. Palestinian statehood at 'dead-end': Israel minister

    Jerusalem (AFP) June 18, 2013 Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that the idea of a Palestinian state was at a "dead end", prompting the Palestinians to accuse him of sounding the death knell of a two-state solution. Bennett's comments are entirely in line with those that he espoused during January's election campaign but his reiteration of them as minister comes as ...
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Space War

  2. Israeli politician says two-state solution is at a 'dead end'

    The idea of a Palestinian state is a "dead end," the Mideast conflict is an intractable problem and Israel has "to live with it," Israel's economy minister said Monday in some of the bluntest comments yet by a member of the country's coalition government.
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Stars and Stripes

  3. Palestinian statehood at 'dead end': Israeli minister

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A far-right member of the Israeli government said on Monday the idea of establishing a Palestinian state in the West Bank had reached a "dead end". Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu distanced himself from the comments, but the Palestinian chief negotiator said they were "part of Israel's plan to destroy any possibility for a Palestinian state. ...
    on June 17, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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