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    #1

    nowhere fast

    1-We are going nowhere fast.
    2-We are going towards nowhere fast.

    Can't each of these sentences mean two things:

    a-We are not going (towards) anywhere fast.
    b-We are moving at high speed to (towards) 'Nowhere' (ie. a place which is not a place, a no-man's-land)

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    #2

    Re: nowhere fast

    Not to me; it means they're not making any progress.

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    #3

    Re: nowhere fast

    I have never heard #2.

    It sounds very odd.

    Rover

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