of little/no avail

of little avail

Of or having very little or no benefit, efficacy, or effect. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out about her dad, but it was of little avail. I protested of little avail to keep Jeff in the company.
See also: avail, little, of

of no avail

Of or having very little or no benefit, efficacy, or effect. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out about her dad, but it was of no avail. I protested of no avail to keep Jeff in the company.
See also: avail, no, of
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of little/no aˈvail

(formal) of little or no use: Your ability to argue is of little avail if you get your facts wrong.
See also: avail, little, no, of
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