Definition of to little or no avail in English:

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to little (or no) avail

With little (or no) success or benefit: he tried to get his work recognized, but to little avail
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  • I've spent 45 minutes trying to get my email to little avail.
  • The county never stopped pumping throughout Jeanne's stay, but to little avail.
  • At the time, the International Monetary Fund and Western commercial banks rushed in to shore up investor confidence - apparently to little avail.
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