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nonstarter

a horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered
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According to these authors, the differences between starters and nonstarters are probably influenced by game outcome and team quality, which seem to affect players' game-related statistical profile, and consequently configure different game styles.
Gerrard's injury made him a nonstarter and when Torres (above) hobbled off in the first half I thought Liverpool looked like a mid-table team.
These are concerns that can, and must, be ironed out - because worthwhile though tax simplification is, if it puts an undue burden on certain regions of the country or on the middle class, it's a nonstarter.
A study of a proposed Palmdale-to-Glendale highway that would include a tunnel under La Caada Flintridge shows the project to be a nonstarter.
And the other 5 percent, the close of Erwin, is a nonstarter.
And, although for a select some, that's reason aplenty, I'd imagine even these aging, prurient ``Party of Five'' partisans will have a tough time sitting through this nonstarter.
Internet movie columnist David Poland, who runs the Movie City News Web site, believes ``America's deep disinterest in global warming, the lack of truly charismatic voices pushing the agenda and the general sense that the weather shift could never happen as quickly as it does in the movie makes the issue a nonstarter.
But the bill was a political nonstarter and legal gibberish.
Himself a nonstarter for most of his 10-year major-league career, Aldrete is sensitive to the importance of getting players involved.
Animating stale material gathered by others - newspapers and wire services - is a nonstarter when it comes to earning audiences.
There has been some debate over whether, in the light of recent events, ``reality'' TV will seem wan by comparison, but this seems a nonstarter of an issue: Most reality shows truck in escapism, just like intentionally fictional TV.
PHOTO Kobe Bryant will have to make his emphatic impressions as a nonstarter.