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    It doesn't buy us anything

    Hello,


    I have a doubt about the meaning of "it doesn't buy us anything". I think it is an idiom that means something like "it doesn't bring us any advantage" or "it doesn't bring us anything new".
    Do you confirm?


    Thank you very much.


    Joćo Miranda

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    Re: It doesn't buy us anything

    Absolutely - you're correct. If we do this, it won't help. Good job.


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    Re: It doesn't buy us anything

    One more thing:

    Welcome to the forums MirandaMiranda!


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    Re: It doesn't buy us anything

    It's frequently used with "time." "The cancer is incurable; the only thing the radiation treatment can do now is buy him some time."



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