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what does "to no success" mean?

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what does "to no success" mean?

Postby hoanggia » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:24 pm

hello everyone here,
COuld anyone explain to me the phrase" to no success" mean?

I read this in a Toeic Article .It says," ..... to no success."

Thank you all
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Re: what does "to no success" mean?

Postby alawton » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:25 am

Hello,

It means that you attempted something, but you failed at acheiving it.

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Re: what does "to no success" mean?

Postby hoanggia » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:55 am

hello Alawton,
Thanks forthe post but it doesnt seem right to this sentence " The advertising division had been working hard to come up with a brilliant idea for ensuring the product's long-term marketability to no success."'
another sentence that does not make clear sense to me is " The real estate agent was actively recruiting new tennants for the newly built office building to no success."
please elaborate more on this and any other idea is welcomed too.
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Re: what does "to no success" mean?

Postby Nhung » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:37 am

Same Alawton answer. In some sentences that you posted, the meaning is still the same.
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Re: what does "to no success" mean?

Postby jessicabrest » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:17 am

when you are doing something, but it's fail... :-|
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Re: what does "to no success" mean?

Postby JCloninger » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:05 am

hoanggia wrote:hello Alawton,
Thanks forthe post but it doesnt seem right to this sentence " The advertising division had been working hard to come up with a brilliant idea for ensuring the product's long-term marketability to no success."'

The previous answer was correct. In this context, the division attempted to find an idea but did not succeed.


another sentence that does not make clear sense to me is " The real estate agent was actively recruiting new tennants for the newly built office building to no success."
please elaborate more on this and any other idea is welcomed too.


Again, in the context, the agent attempted to recruit new tenants, but did not succeed no matter how hard he tried.
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