be (of) no use definition, meaning - what is be (of) no use in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “be (of) no use”

See all translations

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More