what's the use


used to say that it would not be useful to do something
"You should talk to her." "What's the use? She's not going to change her mind."
often + of
What's the use of trying? It won't help.

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“What's the use.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/what%27s%20the%20use. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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