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English definition of “be (of) no use”

be (of) no use

B2 to not be useful, helpful, or possible: His advice turned out to be no use at all. There is no use (in) arguing any more. It is no use trying (= there is no purpose in trying) to escape - no one ever gets out of here. It's no use (= I cannot succeed) - I just can't get this lid off.
(Definition of be (of) no use from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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