to some purpose

to some purpose

To some significant amount of usefulness or utility. I'm just glad to be putting this degree to some purpose after all these years. I'd be more enthusiastic about these meetings if I thought they were to some purpose other than to tick a box for HR.
See also: purpose
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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
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