Non-starter meaning

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A project that has no chance of success.
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A horse that does not run in a race for which it has been entered.
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Someone or something who was listed to start in a race, but did not start in the race.
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An idea or argument that cannot be sensibly debated.
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(idiomatic) Something that is not going to happen.
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Non-starter is someone or something that can never even get off the ground or that never even begins or has a chance.

An example of a non-starter is when you start to ask your mom if you can go to a party and she says "don't even think about asking me that question."

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(informal) A course, project, etc. regarded as having no chance of success or acceptance.
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