[non-stahr-ter] /nɒnˈstɑr tər/

an issue, plan, etc., that does not get or deserve to get under way.
a horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered
a person or thing that is useless, has little chance of success, etc


A failure; also-ran, loser: The proposed travel book now seemed to be a nonstarter/ Compromises should be considered ”nonstarters” (1909+)


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