will never fly




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - will never fly

"will never fly"

something is not going to succeed

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - will never 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 will never fly?

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



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - will never 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 will never 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.





will never fly - Usage:

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will never fly - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for will never fly.



will never fly - Examples:

1)  "patch and go" and the problem never gets resolved. This will never fly in the west. That's why there are environmental laws protecting people, ...

2)  If your production value is poor your story will never fly no matter how good it is.

3)  ... have talked to the rest of the board members and told them this will never fly. He could have sent a letter asking that it be defeated or be deferred ...

4)  This right here is an attempt to justify abuse and it will never fly. I can't believe this, ...

5)  ... telling the poor to target those options rather than university will never fly.

6)  ... and if not the event will just never fly.

7)  ... manufacturing jobs to suit some esoteric foreign policy goal will just really never fly.

8)  If you want to work in a bank, it'll never fly if you have a skull tattoo on your neck.

9)  ... do brain breaks -- for students, sitting for 70 minutes will never fly.

10)  Guys who have been in the game know that'll never fly. We thought all that was behind us.

11)  ... they don't cover your armpit. For guys, singlets will never 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'll never fly.

13)  that a vote for overseas citizens in general elections "will never fly". 

14)  That's no defense. That'll never fly.

15)  The idea that Brussels imposes quotas will never fly. It will never gather the support ...

16)  Many people are selling books or movie ideas that will never fly as films.

17)  ... different than us, but this is Oklahoma, and that'll never fly here. 

18)  What a flop! It'll never fly.

19)  As it stands now, it'll probably never 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 will never fly in the court of the public opinion.