no joy

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Noun[edit]

no joy

  1. (idiomatic) a negative outcome
    I've been waiting 20 minutes for a bus, and still no joy.
    • 1994, Stuart Woods, Heat:
      We X-rayed the briefcase last night, but no joy. The P160 technician reckoned it was lined in lead foil.

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