have no use for someone

have no use for someone
have no use for (someone/something) to have a very low opinion of someone or something.

To my mother, my friends were simply a bunch of bums, and she had no use for them.

He has no use for gossip, which he thinks is a waste of time.

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of have no use for something (= to not be able to use something)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • have no use for something — have no use for (someone/something) to have a very low opinion of someone or something. To my mother, my friends were simply a bunch of bums, and she had no use for them. He has no use for gossip, which he thinks is a waste of time. Etymology:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have no use for — (someone/something) to have a very low opinion of someone or something. To my mother, my friends were simply a bunch of bums, and she had no use for them. He has no use for gossip, which he thinks is a waste of time. Etymology: based on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have no use for — phrasal : to hold in contempt : despise has no use for dishonest politicians : be unwilling to tolerate or deal with in any way * * * be unable to find a purpose for; have no need for he had no use for a single glove ■ informal dislike or be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have no use for — 1) used for saying that you do not want or need someone or something because they could never be helpful to you Take the books. I have no use for them now. 2) informal to dislike someone or something I have no use for a liar …   English dictionary

  • use — use1 [ juz ] verb *** ▸ 1 do something with tool etc. ▸ 2 get benefit from something ▸ 3 take amount from supply ▸ 4 treat someone in unfair way ▸ 5 take illegal drugs ▸ 6 say particular words ▸ 7 call yourself something ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • use — I VERB USES ♦ uses, using, used (Pronounced [[t]ju͟ːz[/t]] in use 1, and [[t]ju͟ːs[/t]] in use 2.) 1) VERB If you use something, you do something with it in order to do a job or to achieve a particular result or effect. [V n] Trim off the excess… …   English dictionary

  • use — use1 W1S1 [ju:z] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(use something)¦ 2¦(amount of something)¦ 3¦(treat somebody unfairly)¦ 4¦(an advantage)¦ 5 could use something 6¦(word)¦ 7¦(drugs)¦ Phrasal verbs  use something<=>up ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • use — 1 /ju:z/ verb (T) 1 USE STH if you use a particular tool, method, service, ability etc, you do something with that tool, by means of that method etc, for a particular purpose: Can I use your phone? | More people are using the library than ever… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • use */*/*/ — I UK [juːz] / US [juz] verb Word forms use : present tense I/you/we/they use he/she/it uses present participle using past tense used past participle used 1) [transitive] to do something using a machine, tool, skill, method etc in order to do a… …   English dictionary

  • use — verb ju:z 1》 take, hold, or deploy as a means of achieving something.     ↘informal take (an illegal drug). 2》 take or consume (an amount) from a limited supply.     ↘(use something up) consume or expend the whole of something.     ↘(be used up)… …   English new terms dictionary

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