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be any (or no or much) good

Definition of be any or no or much good in English:

1Have some (or none or a lot of) merit: tell me whether that picture is any good
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  • I'll take the camera but there are no guarantees that the pictures will be any good; usually I can only manage blurred, chopped off heads and just plain naff!
  • When I went off to grad school after college, I decided to start writing down all the little ideas I had during the day, whether they were any good or not (this is all starting to sound very familiar).
  • You would think that he might want to assess whether they were any good or not, or at least meet them, before giving them the long white envelopes.
1.1Be of some (or none or a lot of) help in dealing with a situation: it’s no good arguing with him
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  • Arguing with them is no good, especially as that labels you as a member of the opposition party.
  • It was no good arguing that wage levels reflected forced labour and the absence of union rights or that competition was unfair - the old system was flawed.
  • It was argued that it is no good earmarking funds for footballing academies if the fear is that clubs are about to lose a generation of supporters.
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