nonstarter

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nonstarter /ˌnɑːnˈstɑɚtɚ/ noun
plural nonstarters
nonstarter
/ˌnɑːnˈstɑɚtɚ/
noun
plural nonstarters
Learner's definition of NONSTARTER
[count]
informal : someone or something that will not be effective or successful usually singular
US, sports : a player who is not chosen to play at the beginning of games : a player who is not one of the starters on a team
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