dead in the water

Dead in the water
If something is dead in the water, it isn't going anywhere or making any progress.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • Dead in the Water — may refer to: Dead in the Water (novel), the third book in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods Dead in the Water (film), a 2002 American thriller Dead in the Water (Supernatural), an episode of the television series Supernatural Dead in… …   Wikipedia

  • Dead In The Water — may refer to the following: Dead in the Water (film), a film Dead in the Water (Supernatural), an episode on American TV series, Supernatural. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • dead in the water — ► having failed and very unlikely to have any success in the future: »Mr Winters said his plans for a management buyout were dead in the water. Main Entry: ↑dead …   Financial and business terms

  • dead in the water — phrasal 1. : incapable of being effective : stalled peace talks were dead in the water 2. : as good as dead : doomed most books are dead in the water long before their publication date Phillip Lopate * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dead in the Water — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Der perfekte Mord Originaltitel: Dead in the Water Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1991 Länge: 83 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dead in the water — phrasal 1. incapable of being effective ; stalled < peace talks were dead in the water > 2. as good as dead ; doomed < most books are dead in the water long before their publication Phillip Lopate > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dead in the water —    A plan or project that is dead in the water is at a standstill or has ceased to function and is unlikely to be reactivated in the future.     Because of the crisis, the planned housing development is now dead in the water …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dead in the water — mod. stalled; immobile. (Originally nautical.) □ This whole company is dead in the water. □ The project is dead in the water for the time being …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dead in the water — completely unlikely to succeed The peace process is now dead in the water …   English dictionary

  • dead in the water —  Unable to move, stuck (nautical).  ► “With national health care reform literally dead in the water, it falls to the states and local communities to provide leadership in improving health care for children.” (Business & Economic Review,… …   American business jargon


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