waste one's time


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Verb1.waste one's time - be lazy or idlewaste one's time - be lazy or idle; "Her son is just bumming around all day"
laze, slug, idle, stagnate - be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
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He was probably a worthy member of society, a good husband and father, an honest broker; but there was no reason to waste one's time over him.
Watson began to talk of hunting--it was such an infernal bore having to waste one's time in an infernal office, he would only be able to hunt on Saturdays--and shooting: he had ripping invitations all over the country and of course he had to refuse them.