English version

be in no position to do something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe in no position to do somethingbe in no position to do somethingCAN'Tto be unable to do something because you do not have the ability, money, or power to do it You’re unemployed and in no position to support a family. Ned says I’m always late? He’s in no position to talk (=should not criticize because he does the same thing). position
Examples from the Corpus
be in no position to do somethingPetitioner does not purport to have made, and is in no position to make, such findings.Despite the scale of the sector's misjudgments, the City is in no position to criticise.Ian was in no position to disagree with her.Divided élite leading the assault upon itself may be in no position to withstand the pressures of a restless population.Besides, they are in no position to squander a little favorable scheduling.I had relatives who took me in, but they were in no position to support me through school.Ralph, though, was in no position to be picky.
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