Definition of to little or no avail in English:

to little (or no) avail

  • With little (or no) success or benefit: he tried to get his work recognized, but to little avail
    More example sentences
    • 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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