dead end : Popular Idioms in English

dead end

to reach an obstacle in a path or task that brings it to a halt.

What Thomas thought was a short cut lead him to a dead end and he had to retrace his steps.

Definitions

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

  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - Stars and Stripes
  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - Stars and Stripes
  • 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - Space War