How to use
no good/not much good/not any good
not useful or suitable
One lesson's not much good - you need five or six.
'I could come next week.' 'That's no good. I'll be away.'
no good/not much good/not any good for
The land here isn't any good for agricultural crops.
no good/not much good/not any good to
You're no good to me if you can't drive a car.
of a low standard or level of ability
The movie wasn't much good.
Is the new headteacher any good?
no good at (doing) something
I'm no good at speaking in public.
Stay away from Jerry - he's no good.
it's no good (doing something)
used to say that an action will not achieve what it is intended to achieve
It's no good telling him - he won't listen.
do some good/do somebody good
to have a useful effect
She works for a small charity where she feels she can do some good.
I'll talk to him but I don't think it will do any good.
A bit more exercise would do you good.
➔ do more harm than good
what's the good of...?/what good is...?
used to say that it is not worth doing or having something in a particular situation
What's the good of
buying a boat
you're too busy to use it?
What good is
you haven't any friends?
The injury may keep him out of football for good.
for the good of somebody/something
in order to help someone or improve a situation
We must work together for the good of the community.
Take the medicine - it's
behaviour, attitudes, forces etc that are morally right
She is definitely an influence for good on those boys.
There's a lot of good in him, in spite of his rudeness.
the struggle between
good and evil
be up to no good
to be doing or planning something wrong or dishonest
Those guys look like they're up to no good.
the common/general good
the advantage of everyone in society or in a group
countries united for the common good
be (all) to the good
used to say that something that happens is good, especially when it is in addition to or as the result of something else
If further improvements can be made, that would be all to the good.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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