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to little avail

Having or with very little or no benefit, efficacy, or effect. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out about her dad, but to little avail. All my protesting over the decision to fire Jeff was to little avail.
See also: avail, little

of no avail

Of or having very little or no benefit, efficacy, or effect. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out about her dad, but it was of no avail. I protested of no avail to keep Jeff in the company.
See also: avail, no, of

of little avail

Of or having very little or no benefit, efficacy, or effect. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out about her dad, but it was of little avail. I protested of little avail to keep Jeff in the company.
See also: avail, little, of

avail (oneself) of

To utilize an available resource. I was so overwhelmed trying to get my house ready for the party that I availed myself of a local cleaning service. My dear students, I encourage you to avail yourself of the campus library as much as possible.
See also: avail, of

to no avail

Having or with very little benefit, efficacy, or effect. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out the party to no avail. All my protesting over the decision to fire Jeff was to no avail.
See also: avail, no

avail oneself of something

to help oneself by making use of something that is available. We availed ourselves of Tom's goodwill and let him repair the fence. The campers availed themselves of the first chance in a week to take a shower.
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to no avail

 and of no avail
Cliché with no effect; unsuccessful. All of my efforts were to no avail. Everything I did to help was of no avail. Nothing worked.
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avail oneself of

1. Take advantage of, benefit by. For example, To get a better mortgage, he availed himself of the employee credit union. [Late 1500s]
2. Use, employ, as in I'll avail myself of the first cab to come along. [Mid-1800s]
See also: avail, of

to no avail

Also, of little or no avail. Of no use or advantage, ineffective, as in All his shouting was to no avail; no one could hear him, or The life jacket was of little or no avail. This idiom uses avail in the sense of "advantage" or "assistance," a usage dating from the mid-1400s. Also see to little purpose.
See also: avail, no

of little/no aˈvail

(formal) of little or no use: Your ability to argue is of little avail if you get your facts wrong.
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to little/no aˈvail

(formal) with little or no success: The doctors tried everything to keep him alive but to no avail.
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avail (oneself) of

To make use of.
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This solution will also provide multiple system operators (MSOs), broadcasters and other system operators with the ability to implement digital advertising insertion on a local and regional headend basis, thereby providing incremental revenue from the same inventory of ad avails, and supplemental revenue from each interactive digital commercial.
This report analyzes market inventory by avail type, including pre-roll, mid-stream, post-roll, embedded units (outside the media player environment), sponsorships, CPMs (which are often blended to account for other synchronized media), campaign sizes, buy/sell dynamics, types of advertisers and product categories.
Avail Solutions, a provider of innovative data protection software, announced today the general availability in August 2004 of its INTEGRITY(R) backup and recovery software solution for Mac OS X.
Mac OS X users expect a high level of quality and performance in their products and INTEGRITY is built to those high standards," said Randy Thorburn, Vice President of Marketing of Avail Solutions.
With INTEGRITY, Avail Solutions offers a comprehensive data backup software that helps our enterprise customers protect their most valuable asset.
Mac OS X users expect a high level of quality and performance in their products and INTEGRITY is built to those high standards," stated Randy Thorburn, vice president of marketing of Avail Solutions.
Avail will showcase the INTEGRITY functionality at this year's MacWorld Expo to be held in Boston on July 13th.