not much good

idiom

: not very effective or useful
I tried to convince him to change his mind, but it wasn't much good.

Examples of not much good in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there’s not much good either. Will Self, Harper’s Magazine , 28 Sep. 2022 Crime plummeted, the subways gleamed, homelessness was dealt with intelligently, control of the school system was returned to the city from Albany (though admittedly not much good was done with it). The Editors, National Review, 21 June 2021 Just not much good to say about the offensive right now. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 2 June 2021 Second, there’s not much good that comes from hard feelings that have often developed between administrators and teachers. Anchorage Daily News, 14 Mar. 2021 There is not much good going on with the Detroit Lions right now. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 23 Nov. 2020 Coal was not much good without an iron grate (or, later, an oven). Roger Lowenstein, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2020 But that is not much good for a government that feels compelled to do something before the next election, probably in 2024. The Economist, 30 July 2020 Add a 10th game Outside of getting another game, not much good can come of playing a 10th game for Oregon State. oregonlive, 13 July 2020

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“Not much good.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20much%20good. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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