there's no point

This page is about the conversational phrase there's no point


You can say this if you think someone's doing something, or thinking of doing something, that is pointless or sure to fail.

For example

  • "I'll talk to him, OK?"
    "There's no point. He won't listen to you."

  • "They cheated me! I'm going smash their shop windows!"
    "Look, there's no point in doing that. It'll just make matters worse."

Quick Quiz

I said I'd ask the bank for a loan, and my wife said, "There's no point.

a. They'll just say 'no'."

b. But you might get it."

c. I'm sure you'll get it."

Contributor: Matt Errey