neither use nor ornament

neither use nor ornament

Totally worthless; serving no purpose whatsoever. Just what is that hideous thing Lady Ethel gave us? From what I can tell, it's neither use nor ornament. The new player has been neither use nor ornament to the team all season, spending the entire time on the sidelines with an injury. My dad is neither use nor ornament when looking after my kids, so I never ask him to babysit.
See also: neither, nor, ornament, use
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