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run out of road - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    to have come to the end of all possibilities for action
    When they run out of road, they just change the rules.
    Has the Anglo-American model of raw, free-market capitalism run out of road?
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    not have any more room for manoeuvre
    To ignore this growing threat is to betray future generations, to deny our children hope and stability. There may still be time, but we are running out of road.
    Detroit has run out of road. The car's future lies in Europe
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/07/2012
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