as good as a chocolate teapot 毫无作用的
Tea is hot, so teapots are made of porcelain, glass, metal, etc. If someone uses chocolate teapot, wow…I dare say it’s completely useless. In English, if something is completely useless, we can say ‘it’s as good as a chocolate teapot’.
For example, you can use this idiom in many circumstances:
1. This course is as good as a chocolate teapot, so I want to quit next semester.
2. I complained about the heating system many times, but this was just as good as a chocolate teapot, because no one has fixed it yet.
3. He doesn’t like reading Kung fu novels, because he thinks they are as good as a chocolate tea.
Now, do you get it?
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