beyond help


Also found in: Legal.

beyond help

Unable to be helped, improved, or repaired. That fence is beyond help—you're better off tearing it down and putting up a new one. Here at the center, we don't believe that anyone is beyond help.
See also: beyond, help

*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 periodicals archive ?
The old Stevens could be beyond help if intended to serve as more than a wall decoration.
But unfortunately both the patients were beyond help at the scene.
Mr Leunig, some may recall, was the man who in 2008 co-authored a report for the Policy Exhange think tank which concluded that parts of the North were effectively beyond help and that the best thing those unfortunate enough to live in cities there could do to boost their chances of making something of their lives would be to move south.
To climb past a frozen corpse, long beyond help, is merely macabre.
And if you don't know what that is, then you're probably beyond help.
ALMOST half of Britons think young people are angry, violent and abusive, with one in four thinking troubled children are beyond help by the age of 10, a survey showed.
According to Misbah, the situation of some patients is so bad that they are beyond help.
A total of 50 stray cats (20 female and 30 male) can be sterilised at a cost of Dh7,100, while humane euthanasia could also be given to 18 injured stray cats that are beyond help, leaving Dh2,900, although Feline Friends stress that they not to take such action wherever possible.
The doctor was candid about a few skin problems that may be beyond help.
3 : the ability to be helped <We are beyond help.
Dugan also said that available data does not help to determine to what extent borrowers were beyond help or to what extent mortgage companies were not offering effective assistance.
A THINKTANK suggests cities like Liverpool, Sunderland and Bradford should effectively be erased from the map because they are considered to be beyond help.
If this one does not make you stop and think, you are probably beyond help.
And if the hyperactive take on "Rhapsody in Blue" doesn't raise a smile, you're beyond help.
The blighted tomato crop reminded me of my mother when we had catastrophes on our farm: the hailstorm that destroyed our crops or the day our cows got into the young corn and ate too much, their bellies bloated beyond help.