blind alley


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blind alley

A road, alley, or passageway open at one end only. Also see cul-de-sac.
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He argues that the purification of sociology proposed by behavioral sociology is a blind alley that can only be exited by allowing impurity, and that the behavioral economics movement has offered mainstream law and economics an opportunity to reinvigorate by embracing impurity.
He noted that the Yemeni parties had reached a blind alley, but His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has managed to persuade them to return back to the negotiating table, Al-Jabri noted.
a tall corridor, a blind alley follows the thief home.
As a consequence Nawaz Sharif had also walked into a blind alley of his own.
Unfortunately this could lead them up an evolutionary blind alley as, with humans, it's often the puny blokes who make the most noise.
The dialogue between the government and opposition for overcoming the political crisis has entered a blind alley and not a single positive result is expected, at least until the end of this summer, while the danger of losing the recommendation for opening the negotiations is becoming bigger.
Dumped almost in the heap of used plastic sheets and worn out blanket, septuagenarian Ullashi Majhi was simply counting her last days along the blind alley of Srimani Colony on Biddon Street near Maniktala area.
Rashid said that the hospital has proved a blind alley for him, adding that if Musharraf came out, he faces the court while being admitted in the hospital.
Thus the treatment of Karen Cusack, whose 21-year-old son Adam was mercilessly stabbed to death after being chased down a blind alley.
By contrast, the opposition's "friends" have led it to a blind alley
We acknowledged that our relations had entered a blind alley and the way out of the situation should be searched for.
Adam Cusack was chased down a blind alley and stabbed to death.