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a fat lot of good

Something that is useless or not worth the effort. A fat lot of good that did me, spending all that time carefully wrapping the ceramic mugs only to drop the box on the floor and break them all.
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a ˈfat lot of good/help/use

(spoken) not at all good/helpful/useful: A fat lot of use that would be! What a stupid idea.He was a fat lot of help, I must say!
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Fat lot of good Specialist bird food suppliers offer live meal worms and fat balls at this time of year.
The song is the second single from the groups debut full-length album Fat Lot of Good, following Septembers release of the first single Nighttime.
These spare tyres do a fat lot of good 6 I've seen people planting up old car and truck tyres.
Not bad business for a club who signed him for PS14million last summer - but a fat cheque is not a fat lot of good for a club which still looks somewhat short of goals in its engine room ahead of a campaign when United hope to keep the rest of chasing pack at arms length from the outset.
Fast, frantic, fearless and - in the end - a fat lot of good to either side.
A fat lot of good he will do you in carpet slippers.
Fat lot of good her "well-oiled thighs that could crack walnuts" did her
We've tried that down the centuries, thanks very much, and a fat lot of good it's done us.
Fat lot of good the phone would have actually been in an emergency, as there was only one lay-by between my village and the nearest town (half an hour's drive away) where the reception worked.
CELEBRITY workout DVDs are a fat lot of good, says a top fitness coach.
In fact, William Hague frequently used to emerge the victor from his Commons battles with the Prime Minister, and a fat lot of good that did him at election time.
And a fat lot of good it does for the majority of homosexuals who remain in public schools.
The supplier couldn't give any detail regarding support or cost structures -- fat lot of good that is.
And furthermore, a fat lot of good an Oscar does you anyway: ``The Academy Awards is an opportunity to be an extra in a TV show, and maybe 20 seconds more than that if you win,'' Penn said.