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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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]
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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.
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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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Secondly, the amnesty scheme was mostly availed by the people hailing from small cities like Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Abbottabad, etc.
On the other hand, the BIR should avoid issuing a circular which will run counter to the benefits which taxpayers are expecting especially when there are already taxpayers who availed of the program.
And another FBR official said foreign amnesty failed to attract an encouraging response due to several reasons and it was availed mostly by people who possessed 100 percent documented assets overseas and didn't have problems declaring them in Pakistan by paying attractive tax rates.
Source added that a vehicle availed by Secretary Higher Education having number RIG 152, still not returned back to Education Board even after using for ten years.
HP's Pavilion 15.6-inch Laptop powered by Intel Core i7 processor, 6 GB Memory and 750 GB Hard Drive can be availed for $499.99, after a discount of $50.00.
Estrada said Budget Secretary Florencio Abad should also check the records of his office to see who among the senators availed themselves of the additional P50 million after they voted to convict Corona.
He added that the health screening benefits can be availed in categorized age groups such as 0-12 months, 1-4 years, 5-9 years old, 10-19 years old, 20-50 years old (female), 20-60 years old (male) and 60 years old and provided with corresponding essential laboratory test services such as CBC, fecalysis, urinalysis, pap smear, chest x-ray, lipid profile, FBS, oral glocuse tolerance test, sputum microscopy, and ECG.
Eligible registered persons can download software and integrate all their already declared outlets with the system in order to regularise the reduced rates already availed. In case of failure, differential amount shall be recoverable.
LAV may be availed by government officials and employees, members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) and media practitioners that are registered voters but will not be able to vote on Election Day due to the performance of their functions.
MULTAN -- Exactly 126 citizens have availed the tax amnesty scheme announced by the federal government so far in Multan and deposited Rs 101 million with the regional tax office.
The Apple authorised device distributor's website, indiaistore.com, has announced some new offers on select Apple smartphones, which can be availed between June 15 to September 30.
The offer can be availed at 13000+ partner retail stores like Vijay Sales, Bajaj Electronic, Khosla Electronics, Great Eastern Trading Co, Pai International, Vasanth and Co, Sargam Electronics, Sono Vision, CPR Distributors, Croma and Reliance Digital.
He said that during the six months after stopping the services, 84 per cent of people availed them through the different smart channels and did not visit the police stations.
MULTAN -- A process of extending interest-free loans worth Rs 100 billion to benefit around 600,000 small farmers in Punjab was in progress under the Chief Minister's Kissan Package and exactly 173,000 farmers availed the facility during last ten months.
Till the time Aadhaar is assigned to an individual, crop insurance under any of the government-run schemes -- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Restructured Weather-based Crop Insurance (RWBCI) may be availed by farmers by furnishing documents such as bank passbook, Aadhaar enrolment ID slip, voter ID and MGNREGA job card.