defeat the purpose of

idiom

: to make (something) pointless
It would defeat the purpose of having a nice car if you never got to drive it.

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“Defeat the purpose of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defeat%20the%20purpose%20of. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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