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no good

also not any good
not very useful or effective It's no good trying to change his beliefs. This little handgun isn't any good beyond ten yards.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form not much good: I'm not much good at explaining math problems.
See also: good

no good

Unsatisfactory, inadequate; also, no use. For example, This work is no good; it'll have to be done over, or It's no good complaining since there's nothing we can do, or I tried to appeal to his sense of generosity, but it did no good. [Mid-1800s] Also see come to an end (to no good), def. 2; do any (no) good.
See also: good

no good

Informal
1. Worthless.
2. Futile; useless: It's no good arguing with them.
See also: good