good for nothing


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good for nothing

Entirely without value; of no use whatsoever. (Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun.) This junky old computer my dad gave me is good for nothing! That good-for-nothing son of mine has been doing nothing but lying on the couch for the past two months!
See also: good, nothing
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Today, the old conventional wisdom--The Web Will Change Everything--has been replaced by a cynical new CW: The Web is Good for Nothing.
A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out as good for nothing.
Good for nothing tramps--temporary pleasure is all they provide.
But it's good for nothing, and it ought to be abandoned.
They cannot manage their own party nor can they manage the Cabinet, they are good for nothing.
They raised slogans against government terming them good for nothing.
Kareena is a model-cum-doctor who thinks men are good for nothing.
This year's featured speaker is Michel Noel, winner of the 2005 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People for Good for Nothing (Groundwood Books).
And that it's run by a political elite who wouldn't get a job anywhere else on the basis that they're good for nothing.
I have the impression that some people compare Switzerland to the Faroe Islands and that we are considered good for nothing.
We can simply sell a few good for nothing players at the end of the season.
The play Good For Nothing, which was presented as part of the "Speak Out
When your children are raised and gone, it's like you're good for nothing.
The bassist told top London style mag Good for Nothing how she taught herself to play with The Pixies's album Surfer Rosa.
This is his big chance to show the nation that he's not some hapless Hooray Henry who is good for nothing but getting legless in London bars.