fritter away


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Verb1.fritter away - spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance"
ware, squander, consume, waste - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"

fritter away

verb squander, waste, run through, dissipate, misspend, idle away, fool away, spend like water I fritter my time away at coffee mornings.

fritter away

verb
To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly:
Slang: blow.
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He was unaware of her gaze, and she watched him intently, speculating fancifully about the strange warp of soul that led him, a young man with signal powers, to fritter away his time on the writing of stories and poems foredoomed to mediocrity and failure.
Don't fritter away the little strength you have left.
There is little need," said the monk, with a meaning look, "to fritter away the time in gewgaws which shall raise up the pale ghosts of hopes of early years.
CARRY a notebook with you for two weeks and write down everything you spend - you may be surprised how much cash you fritter away on coffees, sandwiches and that beer after work.
She also identifies some of the quirkier ways we fritter away our wages - such as snail-slime beauty treatments and designer INSPECT A GADGET: Mary garments for dogs.
The spokesman of the paramilitary force, which has been carrying out the operation alongside police in the metropolis for the last two years, vowed not to fritter away sacrifices rendered by the martyrs and the masses.
Whoever earns through legal means does not ever fritter away money, he added.
It is possible for punters to fritter away a fortune in a short space of time.
The 50 following users to download an app were also given a cheeky $500 to fritter away on their favourite apps, music or movies.
Graham Long, chairman of Ladbroke Action Group, said: "At a time when local authorities and national spending departments are having to create redundancies and cut services, government can still find this money to fritter away.
Plenty of opportunities to fritter away all that hard-earned cash
He believes many seniors fritter away their final year of high school anyway.