to no purpose


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to no purpose

To no or an insignificant amount of usefulness or utility. That art degree has been put to no purpose, as I ended up getting a job as an accounts manager for a financial firm. HR is insisting that we all attend these meetings, but they're to no purpose if you ask me.
See also: no, purpose

to little/good/some/no ˈpurpose

(formal) with little, good, etc. result or effect: Another meeting was held, to little purpose.She had used the profits to good purpose and upgraded their software.
See also: good, little, no, purpose