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English definition of “be (of) no use”

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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.
Translations of “be (of) no use”
in Chinese (Traditional) 沒有用, 沒有幫助, 不可能…
in Chinese (Simplified) 没有用, 没有帮助, 不可能…
(Definition of be (of) no use from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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