(it) couldn't be helped(redirected from couldn't be helped)
(it) couldn't be helped
A phrase used when one was faced with something (usually something unpleasant) that could not be avoided. I wasn't thrilled to spend my Saturday cleaning, but it couldn't be helped—the house was a mess!
See also: help
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