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blind alley

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Noun blind alley has 2 senses
  1. blind alley, cul de sac, dead-end street, impasse - a street with only one way in or out
    --1 is a kind of thoroughfare
  2. blind alley - (figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement; "all the clues led the police into blind alleys"; "so far every road that we've been down has turned out to be a blind alley"
    --2 is a kind of
    course, course of action
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