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 méi yòng useless
 wú yòng useless / worthless
 bù zhōng yòng unfit for anything / no good / useless
 yú shì wú bǔ unhelpful / useless
 ròu liú wart / sarcoma / superfluous / useless
 yǔ bad / useless / weak
 háo wú yòng chù useless
 xíng tóng xū shè to exist in name only / empty shell / useless (idiom)
 bù láng bù yǒu useless / worthless / good-for-nothing
 yǔ bad / useless / weak
 zhuì liú useless / superfluous
 bù dāng shì useless / regard as useless
 yóu zhuì wart / superfluous / useless
 chī gān fàn (coll.) to be incompetent / useless / good-for-nothing
 làn ní fú bù shàng qiáng useless (idiom) / worthless / inept
 méi qǐ zi (dialect) (of a person) useless / pathetic / spineless
 bù zhòng yòng unfit for anything / no good / useless / (of a sick person) beyond hope
 wú zhù helpless / helplessness / feeling useless / no help
 fèi wù rubbish / waste material / useless person
 fèi rén handicapped person / useless person
 zhǐ shàng tán bīng lit. military tactics on paper (idiom) / fig. theoretical discussion that is worse than useless in practice / armchair strategist / idle theorizing / cf Zhao Kuo 趙括|赵括 / leading an army of 400,000 to total annihilation at battle of Changping 長平之戰|长平之战 / in 260 BC
 zāo pò dross / dregs / rubbish / fig. useless residue
 nāo zhǒng coward / useless scoundrel
 nóng bāo pustule / (fig.) worthless person / a good-for-nothing / useless weakling
 jiǔ náng fàn dài wine sack, food bag (idiom) / useless person, only fit for guzzling and boozing
 huà bù tóu jī bàn jù duō when words get sour, adding words is useless (idiom)
 fèi zhì to discard / to shelve as useless
 hòu huǐ mò jí too late for regrets (idiom) / It is useless to repent after the event.
 xiā bīng xiè jiàng shrimp soldiers and crab generals (in mythology or popular fiction, the army of the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea) / useless troops (idiom)
 shì rú tǔ jiè to regard as useless / to view as no better than weeds
 fù zhuì xuán yóu superfluous or useless appendages / superfluities
 zhuī huǐ mò jí too late for regrets (idiom) / It is useless to repent after the event.
 huǐ zhī wú jí too late for regrets (idiom) / It is useless to repent after the event.
 cuò dà worthless scholar / useless wretch
 wú zhù gǎn to feel helpless / feeling useless
 kōng xīn luó bo useless person
 wō nóng bāo useless weakling
 zhān xián saliva / slobber / (colloquial) useless talk / drivel
 yín yàng là qiāng tóu lit. pseudo-silver pewter spear-head / fig. an initially impressive person who turns out to be useless
 ā wù r thing / (you) useless thing
 cài bāo zi steamed bun stuffed with vegetables / (fig.) useless person / a good-for-nothing
 zhòng kàn bù zhòng yòng impressive-looking but useless
 wú yòng zhī shù useless person (originally from Zhuangzi's "A Happy Excursion" 逍遙遊|逍遥游)

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