not going to fly

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - not going to fly

"not going to fly"

something is not going to succeed


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - not going to fly

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Looks like we are going to stop working on Product A.

Colleague 2:  Why is that?

Colleague 1:  According to the latest consumer survey panel, demand for the product is just not there.

Colleague 2:  So Product A is not going to fly?

Colleague 1:  I am afraid that it is a failure. We need to start developing something different.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - not going to fly

A teacher and student are talking ...

Teacher:  You are not turning in your work on time. And the work you do turn in is sloppy. You are also missing a lot of classes. This sort of behavior is not going to fly in my classroom.

Student:  Do you think I will fail the course?

Teacher:  If you continue as you are, yes, you will fail.

Student:  Then I will change my behavior because I really need to pass this course.

not going to fly - Usage:


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not going to fly - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for not going to fly.

not going to fly - Examples:

1)  That's not going to fly. He added that people in his community do not want to isolate ...

2)  But if you step out of line, that's not going to fly.

3)  ... is not going to fly as it would only result in the same binaristic thinking that we ought to resist ...

4)  ... are going to raise taxes to help reduce inequality -- that is not going to fly.

5)  ... telling the poor to target those options rather than university is not going to fly.

6)  ... and if not the event is just not going to fly.

7)  ... manufacturing jobs to suit some esoteric foreign policy goal is just really not going to fly.

8)  If you want to work in a bank, it's not going to fly if you have a skull tattoo on your neck.

9)  ... do brain breaks -- for students, sitting for 70 minutes is not going to fly.

10)  Guys who have been in the game know that's not going to fly. We thought all that was behind us.

11)  ... they don't cover your armpit. For guys, singlets are not going to fly at work so it may be a case of turning up the air conditioning.

12)  ... Apple gadget, all shiny and ridiculously expensive. But it's not going to fly.

13)  ... but after months of development it became clear the project was not going to fly. After six months of development, it did not work.

14)  That's no defense. That's not going to fly.

15)  The idea that Brussels imposes quotas is not going to fly. It will never gather the support ...

16)  Once it was clear that this was not going to fly, the company decided to try to issue bonds instead.

17)  ... different than us, but this is Oklahoma, and that's not going to fly here. 

18)  What a flop! It's not going to fly.

19)  As it stands now, it's probably not going to fly, and it's for a fundamental reason that we can't ever measure a ...

20)  ... a mean-spirited, wild, rush-to-judgment kind of reaction that is not going to fly in the court of the public opinion.