non-starter


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non-starter

a term used to describe young chickens and turkeys that fail to begin normal food consumption. Mainly due to management conditions, but viral infections and contaminated drinking water can have similar results.
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The predictions were based on previous research that has examined emotional and cortisol responses, in starter and non-starter players, and psychophysiological relationships in the pre-competition period.
A population of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in three-month ripened cheddar cheeses was characterized and identified to determine individual roles in cheddar cheese flavor.
Ice and rain meant the eagerly-awaited Premier Division clash was a non-starter, as was the other derby battle between Newsome Panthers A and Slaithwaite A in Division IV.
I won't ever say it completely (ruled out), but our fans don't want it so I think it's a non-starter.
This was previously a non-starter, of course, thanks to the Old Firm carving up an SPL voting system that would make a Zimbabwean dictator or Sepp Blatter blush.
Angus Alders, Morvern, Highlands A "FAT TAX" on junk food is a total non-starter.
Add this shameless gold-digger to the likes of Heather Mills, plus all those huge settlements being made in our divorce courts, and you can understand how the averagely-salaried and randy British male has caught on to the notion that marriage is a non-starter.
If everyone else knew it was a non-starter, how come he couldn't see it?
This idea obviously a non-starter, where our present politicians are concerned.
Kevin Leighton is a definite non-starter and Anthony Shandran is doubtful, but Johnny Brown, Gareth McAlindon and Mark Rasmussen all come into contention.
Phil Davis, the chairman of the Campaign for the English Regions and a former leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, said the idea was a non-starter which had no support from any major political party.
Yesterday however there were claims this could be a non-starter as highways engineers and councils could argue they rely on the availability of Government cash for road improvements.
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