like a hole in the head


: not at all
used with need to say that someone doesn't at all need something
She already has too many shoes. She needs another pair like a hole in the head.

Examples of like a hole in the head in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Xi Jinping, who is heading for an unprecedented third term in the fall, needed this like a hole in the head. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2022 In the earliest days of medicine, people needed a trip to the doctor like a hole in the head. Christian Millman, Discover Magazine, 22 Oct. 2019

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“Like a hole in the head.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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