chocolate\ teapot

Something that is useless for what it is designed.

I know it looks good, but it doesn't work at all. It's about as useful as a chocolate teapot.


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  • chocolate teapot — Noun. A useless thing. Usually heard in phrases such as as useful as a chocolate teapot. E.g. A car without wheels is as useful as a chocolate teapot. Cf. chocolate fireguard …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • useful as a chocolate teapot —    Something which is of no practical use at all is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.     When there are no roads, a car is about as useful as a chocolate teapot! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • about as useful as a chocolate teapot — Someone or something that is of no practical use is about as useful as a chocolate teapot …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • as much use as a chocolate teapot — Something that is as much use as a chocolate teapot is not useful at all …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • as much use as a chocolate teapot — adjective Thoroughly useless …   Wiktionary

  • Teapot — Two Victorian Era teapots. Glass tea pot contai …   Wikipedia

  • chocolate soldier — n a weak, ineffectual or cowardly person. The phrase was at the centre of a court case in February 2002 when the black model Naomi Campbell alleged unsuc cessfully that the Daily Mirror had used it in a racist slur against her. In fact the… …   Contemporary slang

  • chocolate fireguard — Noun. A useless thing. Usually heard in phrases such as as useless as a chocolate fireguard. Cf. chocolate teapot …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • as useful as achocolate teapot —    Something which is of no practical use at all is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.     When there are no roads, a car is about as useful as a chocolate teapot …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • as much use as a chocolate fire-guard — A fire guard is used in front of a fireplace for safety. A chocolate fire guard is of no use. An alternative to As much use as a chocolate teapot …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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