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To not make progress - thesaurus




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



mainly journalism 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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fall short

to not reach a particular level or to fail to achieve something that you were trying to do



to stop moving or making progress

go around/round in circles

to do something for a long time without achieving any results because you always return to the same problem that you cannot solve

hit a/the wall

to reach a point where you are physically or mentally unable to make progress or to continue doing something

mark time

to do nothing, or to make no progress, because you are waiting for something to happen


the American spelling of moulder



to remain in the same place or situation without developing or doing anything different

slip/fall through the cracks

to not be dealt with by a system that is designed to help you or to stop you doing something



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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