Meaning of blind alley

blind' al'ley

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a road, alley, etc., that is open at only one end.
  2. a position or situation offering no hope of progress or improvement: That line of reasoning will only lead you up another blind alley.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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