no need

idiom

used to say that something is not necessary
"I'll get someone to help you." "No need. I can do it myself."
often followed by to + verb
There's no need to apologize.
There's no need to shout. I can hear you.
often + for
There's no need for him to apologize.
There's no need for you to shout.
The doctor says that there's no need for surgery.

Examples of no need in a Sentence

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“No need.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no%20need. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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