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what's the use of...?

(also what use is...?) used to ​tell someone to ​stopworrying because ​worrying will not ​help: Try not to get ​depressed - after all, what's the use of ​worrying?
(Definition of what's the use of...? from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “what's the use of...?”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于劝告某人不要为某事担心)…有什么用?…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於勸告某人不要爲某事擔心)…有甚麽用?…
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