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Up a blind alley

>To be doing something that will definitely have a negative outcome
>To be headed towards doom
>To be headed towards certain failure

The phrase which refers to no pass through from an alley was first used in 1583 by Richard Stanyhurst which was a literal reference to an alley. Its figurative form was used in the 1900’s.


>The exam was up a blind alley for me this time because I just did not have the time to study after working two jobs.

>She is headed up a blind alley being in a relationship with him.

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