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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnonstarternon‧start‧er /ˌnɒnˈstɑːtə $ ˌnɑːnˈstɑːrtər/ noun [countable usually singular]  informalFAIL an idea, a plan, or a person that has no chance of success In its present form the scheme is a non-starter.
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nonstarterThe issue of his failure to sell off stock portfolios is also a nonstarter.Trying to find her way back out was obviously a nonstarter but staying here she would probably be spotted fairly quickly.At the time, this was a nonstarter in Pyongyang.
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