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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JOE MASON Starved of service and left to little runs that got him nowhere led to blind alleys.
Note: of course, a few red herrings and blind alleys are embedded, otherwise it would hardly be interesting.
Like Inspector Morse before it, we have to suspend disbelief and accept we won't always, if ever, be able to make sense of all the intellectual intricacies and distractions, diversions, blind alleys and red herrings that are so carefully and classily presented.
Newsies did some snooping, apparently running into walls of silence and blind alleys.
Chosen for TV coverage, presumably because both teams looked potential promotion material, the game kept running down blind alleys.
EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove's relentless pursuit of local authorities is leading him down ever more blind alleys.
Fast paced, exciting and packed full of blind alleys and red herrings, this production will be guaranteed to have audiences on the edge of their seats.
They made it difficult for us and we ran into blind alleys for most of the game.
Not only does Child manage to incorporate elements of military/espionage novels with mythology and demonology, science fiction and science fact, medical research and practice, and psychology and computer technology, but he does so in a way that teases his readers into blind alleys where they wait, terrified, for unnamed but profound evils still to be revealed.
Some of Haneke's mind games may lead down blind alleys, but with a film this smart and sensational, you're more than willing to go wherever he leads you, even if the journey is sometimes exasperating.
And although it has got into people it does not transmit from person to person so human infections are blind alleys as far as the virus is concerned.
Searches lead down blind alleys, or material that ought to be all in one place is scattered in several locations.