beyond help


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*beyond help

 and *beyond repair
beyond the help of anything; not able to be fixed. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) The poor dog that was hit by a truck is beyond help. This old car is beyond repair.
See also: beyond, help
References in classic literature ?
The last flood had lifted her, and had there been much wind or a strong tide current, as in the southern anchorage, we should never have found her more, or found her stranded beyond help.
He wrote: "A young driver, who was standing at the forge boiling some water for a drink of tea, is now lying with a fearful wound in the head and obviously beyond help.
Mr Andrews outlined his plans to close Llanrumney High School in Cardiff to Cardiff council yesterday, arguing the school was beyond help.
When Diane, 42, first saw Corrie at a farm in Merseyside nine years ago, the foal was suffering from malnutrition and was so bloated with worms vets feared she was beyond help.
They are thus turning their backs on children and young people and see them as violent animals who are beyond help, according to children's charity Barnardos.
If hanging baskets and containers have dried out, the plants may be beyond help so empty the contents on to the compost heap - then get an early start with autumn displays and spring bulb plantings.
I don't believe the world of football has abandoned Gazza, it's simply a sad fact of life that some people are beyond help and destined to self-destruct.
He is the resident horse whisperer for Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Norfolk, which looks after horses which are often considered to be beyond help.
Doc Martin, however, after enjoying such a good run, now seems beyond help.
Kate Roberts, Wilts NO 'This man does sound like he's been badly brought up by an over-doting mother, but he's not beyond help.
And researchers found that nearly one in four adults believed children who behaved antisocially were beyond help by the age of ten, with only a third of those surveyed believing professional help could bring about change.
SINKING FEELING The two men are still struggling, but their hired car is beyond help as the tide comes in at Burnham.
However, the brothers end up at each other's throats when they realise she may be beyond help.
A QUARTER of adults think yob children are beyond help by the age of 13, a poll revealed yesterday.
And at just 27, with her entire face caving in, she appears to be beyond help.