what's the good of


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used to say that one does not think that something is helpful, useful, or worth doing What's the good of working hard if your boss doesn't give you any credit for it?

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“What's the good of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/what%27s%20the%20good%20of. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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