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7 phrases found for the topic Usefulness
Phrase: A necessary evil
Meaning: Something that you dislike, but that it seems necessary: Fines should not be a necessary evil in most cases. There should be other alternatives.
Date: 2015-07-24 23:08:22
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Phrase: Recharge your batteries
Meaning: Recover after resting, eating, drinking: We need to spend the night here to recharge our batteries.
Date: 2015-04-20 00:56:26
Phrase: Come in handy (or useful)
Meaning: Be useful: This screwdriver may come in handy
Date: 2015-03-09 21:31:48
Phrase: It is no use crying over spilt milk
Phrase: Like getting blood from/out of a stone
Meaning: Useless, impossible to get: Asking Margaret for money is like getting blood out of a stone. She's very mean.
Phrase: Not to be worth the paper it is written (or printed) on
Meaning: That is, when something has no value at all, or it is useless.
This contract is not worth the paper it is printed on because it is illegal.
Phrase: Useless as nipples on a breastplate (or as teats on a boar hog)
Meaning: Completely useless
Sent by Tony Western
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