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English definition of “what good is ...”

what good is ...

(also what's the good of ...)
a way of asking what the purpose of (doing) something is: What good is sitting alone in your room?Useless and futile
(Definition of what good is ... from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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