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    #1

    he's going nowhere

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to help to me to interpret the phrase in bold in th following sentence?

    Duisburg mayor says he's going nowhere, at least for now

    going nowhere = lacking a sense of purpose, achieving nothing, wandering aimlessly

    May I to assume that “He’s going nowhere” = “He’s being at the crossroads.”

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    #2

    Exclamation Re: he's going nowhere

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to help to me to interpret the phrase in bold in th following sentence?

    Duisburg mayor says he's going nowhere, at least for now

    going nowhere = lacking a sense of purpose, achieving nothing, wandering aimlessly

    May I to assume that “He’s going nowhere” = “He’s being at the crossroads.”= Feeling really down and undecided about the next course of action.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regard,

    V
    You assumption seems correct to me.

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    #3

    Re: he's going nowhere

    If the mayor is under pressure and said it, he means that he is not going to resign, even though people are calling for his resignation.

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    #4

    Re: he's going nowhere

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If the mayor is under pressure and said it, he means that he is not going to resign, even though people are calling for his resignation.
    From an internet search I found the article the sentence comes from.

    It is indeed that the mayor is under pressure, due to the tragic death of 21 people at a music festival in Germany, however until the exact causes for this are known, he intends to remain mayor.

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