serve no purpose

idiom

: to have no particular use or function : to not be useful or helpful in any way
Arguing with him serves no purpose.

Examples of serve no purpose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web America cannot afford to waste billions of dollars that serve no purpose other than enriching the military-industrial complex. Ron Paul, Orange County Register, 11 June 2024 The use of a puppet caricature of a rabbi toward the end, however, seemed to serve no purpose other than empty provocation. Joe Berkowitz, Vulture, 19 May 2024 Still, the judge said after imposing the top fine allowed that jail would serve no purpose as Kenner was retiring facing disbarment or other disciplinary consequences from his criminal conviction. Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 Common items like chairs serve no purpose when little gravity is present. Donna Sarkar, Discover Magazine, 2 Jan. 2024 Like pixie dust at Disney parks, these little trinkets serve no purpose other than spreading joy to strangers. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 9 June 2023 Getting rid of Major League Baseball’s greatest tradition – American League vs. National League – would serve no purpose other than reducing the travel bill. Steve Silverman, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 Like pixie dust at Disney parks, these little trinkets serve no purpose other than spreading joy to strangers. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 9 June 2023 Getting rid of Major League Baseball’s greatest tradition – American League vs. National League – would serve no purpose other than reducing the travel bill. Steve Silverman, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023

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“Serve no purpose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serve%20no%20purpose. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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