(entered for 01.26.06)
Meaning: not very useful.
Rewrite 1: as useful as a mitt with no fingers
Rewrite 2: as practical as a balloon full of holes
Rewrite 3: as functional as a door without hinges
Rewrite 4: as useful as an planen4 with no wings
Comment: Think not only inconvenient or useless, but also mightily so. This is a good cliché for sarcasm.
More reading about clichés
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