from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that fails to start.
- n. An idea, proposal, or candidate with no chance of being accepted or successful: "Many lawmakers are pronouncing the budget a nonstarter” ( Christian Science Monitor).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A project that has no chance of success
- n. A horse that does not run in a race for which it has been entered
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a person with a record of failing.
- n. A horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered.
- n. A proposal that will not receive serious consideration by those with authority to decide.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
- n. a horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Democrats initially sought $1 trillion in new taxes as part of a broader $3-trillion deal, a level of revenue Republicans call a nonstarter.
Take away funding that would permanently house homeless people, bolster a neighborhood economy, and bring in new jobs is more than a "nonstarter", it is simply foolish.
So when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls the Governor's desire to eliminate redevelopment agencies a "nonstarter," I agree with the Mayor whole heartedly.
He said Friday that having an independent agency is a "nonstarter" for him, but suggested there are other ways to address the concerns raised by the White House and congressional Democrats.
Cathie Adams, director of the Texas Eagle Forum, a conservative group based in Dallas, told the Chronicle that Rudy is a "nonstarter" in Texas largely because of his support of gun control, gay rights and abortion rights.
Such legislation doesn't have the necessary votes to get through Congress, he says, and there might be a chance to broach a compromise solution if both parties put such "nonstarter" issues aside.
Alter calls Dean's plan a "nonstarter," but guess in which state I wish my mother lived right now?
Brown's proposal a "nonstarter," his redevelopment commissioners took preliminary steps Friday to hand control of $930 million for specific redevelopment projects to the city - presumably moving the money out of the state's reach.
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He called it a "nonstarter" and said the health care summit Obama has scheduled later this week likely won't be productive.