[General] he's going nowhere

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vil

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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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V
 

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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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Tdol

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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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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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