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23rd May 2022

Worse than useless

We use this expression to say that something is absolutely terrible.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
If you've got a headache, try some of this.
No - I tried that last time. It was worse than useless. It made me feel sick as well!
Example 2
What's the new goalkeeper like?
Worse than useless! He let in five goals last week!

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