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To not make progress - synonyms or related words



to stop being effective or making progress

fall behind

to make less progress or be less successful than other people who are doing a similar job or activity

not be getting/going anywhere

to not be making any progress, or to not be likely to achieve anything

be no further forward

to have made no progress

tread water

to not make progress, especially because you have to wait for something else to happen first



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if a process stalls, or if someone stalls it, it stops making progress

be/get bogged down

to be or become so involved with one particular thing that you cannot make any progress

be getting/going nowhere fast

to be making very little progress

lose out

to not get a benefit that someone else is getting



to not be as successful or advanced as another person, organization, or group


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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