be no good(redirected from he was no good)
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be no good
1. To be worthless, futile, or of no use. I'm telling you, it's no good complaining to a receptionist—you need to get a manager on the line.
2. To be poor or unsatisfactory in quality. I'm sorry to be blunt, but your writing is no good.
3. To be of poor character or moral standing. You stay away from Johnny Smith—that boy is no good, I tell you!
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be no ˈgood,
not be any/much ˈgood
1 not be useful; have no useful effect: This gadget isn’t much good. ♢ It’s no good trying to talk me out of leaving.
2 not be interesting or enjoyable: His latest movie isn’t much good.
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