Definition of be or come nowhere in English:

be (or come) nowhere

Be badly beaten or completely unsuccessful in a race or competition: figurative as historical recreation the film was interesting, as cinema it was nowhere
More example sentences
  • Soon after a few rounds of counting, he realised that he was nowhere in the race.
  • We are told that football is a tough, competitive sport; winning is everything and second is nowhere.
  • Keane was nowhere, producing one of his most disappointing performances in a big game for United.
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Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
adjective
turned backward