cannot be helped


: to be unavoidable
It's too bad that we have to leave, but it can't be helped.

Examples of cannot be helped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are folks who cannot be helped by cycling through our emergency rooms. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2022 Dave Chokshi, the city’s health commissioner, said at a City Council oversight hearing on Tuesday that to some extent, the separate sign-up systems cannot be helped: Each major player in the effort has separate medical records systems that vaccination schedules must link to. New York Times, 14 Jan. 2021

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“Cannot be helped.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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