HyperDic: blind_alley

English > 2 senses of the expression blind alley:
NOUNartifactblind alley, cul de sac, dead-end street, impassea street with only one way in or out
actblind alley(figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement
English > blind alley: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA street with only one way in or out.
Synonymscul de sac, dead-end street, impasse
BroaderthoroughfareA public road from one place to another
Spanishcallejón sin salida, calle sin salida
Catalancarreró sense sortida, cul-de-sac
English > blind alley: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement.
Examples
  • "all the clues led the police into blind alleys"
  • "so far every road that we've been down has turned out to be a blind alley"
Broadercourse, course of actionA mode of action
Usage oftrope, figure of speech, figure, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

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