exercise in futility
Definition of exercise in futility
: an activity that is not successful or worthwhile The negotiations turned out to be an exercise in futility.
Word by Word Definitions
: the act of bringing into play or realizing in action : use
: the discharge of an official function or professional occupation
: regular or repeated use of a faculty or bodily organ
: to make effective in action : use
: to bring to bear : exert
: to implement the terms of (as an option)
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