it's no use

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of it's no use

used to say that something one has tried to do cannot be done
  • It's no use—the door won't open.

Word by Word Definitions

it play
  1. : that one — compare he, its, she, they

  2. used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent

  3. used with many verbs as a direct object with little or no meaning

  1. : the player in a game who performs the principal action of the game (such as trying to find others in hide-and-seek)

use play
  1. : the act or practice of employing something : employment, application

  2. : the fact or state of being used

  3. : a method or manner of employing or applying something

  1. : accustom, habituate

  2. : to put into action or service : avail oneself of : employ

  3. : to consume or take (liquor, drugs, etc.) regularly


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