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  1. used for saying that you do not think something will give you any benefit

    What’s the good of writing them a letter? They never read them anyway.

This is the British English definition of what’s the good of / what good is (it) (doing) something?. View American English definition of what’s the good of / what good is (it) (doing) something?.

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