We have a proverb in our language which i wanted to translate it word by word it would be "No one buys his art" or "There is no customer for the product which is produced by him". If you want to interpret it, it means that regardless of what service you provide, There is no one who pays for it. Do we have the same or at least similar expression in English ?

  • Can you give an example of when you'd say this expression?
    – user230
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 9:14
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    His work is not in demand.
    – Mick
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 10:10
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    There's no market for the product.......
    – Khan
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 10:30
  • Perhaps "It's a solution without a problem".
    – TimR
    Commented Dec 6, 2016 at 14:49

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There are many possible ways to say it.

Let's look at your example with the word "art":

  • His art isn't profitable.
  • His art doesn't bring money.
  • His art isn't requested.
  • There's no demand for his art on the market.

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