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Definition of the noun Non-Starter

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  1. Someone or something who was listed to start in a race, but did not start in the race.
  2. [idiomatic] Something that is not going to happen.
  3. An idea or argument that cannot be sensibly debated.

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Google previewThe Patient's Encyclopaedia of Urinary Tract Infection, Sexual Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis (2002)

by Angela Kilmartin

non-starter, too soft or fail to maintain the erection. Orgasm can be too quick as in premature ejaculation or not even happen at all. Penile presentation can be crooked, bent to one side or have the rarer Peyronies Disease where it curls up ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

non-starter 7noun a person or animal that fails to take part in a race. 2informal a person or plan that has no chance of succeeding or being effective. non-state actor 7noun an individual or organizaVtion that has significant political ...

Google previewChambers Universal Learners' Dictionary

non-starter [non'sta:td] nc (in/) a person, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus (2002)

by Elizabeth Jewell

non-starter, sl. dud. non'fer'rous /nonfe'ras/ adj. (of a metal) other than iron or ...

Google previewCambridge Business English Dictionary (2011)

by Cambridge University Press

non-starter /lnon'staztar/ noun [C] informal an idea, ...

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