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have no use for (someone or something)
1. Literally, to not need someone or something. No thanks, I have no use for another washing machine. With a house this small, I have no use for a maid.
2. Figuratively, to think very little of someone or something; to greatly dislike someone or something. I have no use for someone who can't respect their friends' privacy. I have no use for all this modern technology. I much prefer the old way of doing things.
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have no use for
1. Not require something, as in I don't smoke, so I have no use for a lighter. [c. 1600]
2. Dislike something or someone, as in I have no use for people who won't answer letters. [Second half of 1800s]
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have no ˈuse for somebody/somethingstrongly dislike somebody/something: I have no use for people like John. You can never trust them.
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