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time-wasting

adj
causing someone to spend time doing something that is unnecessary or does not produce any benefit
n
the act of causing someone to spend time doing something that is unnecessary or does not produce any benefit
Translations

time-wasting

[ˈtaɪmweɪstɪŋ] ADJque hace perder tiempo
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It's a motiveless crime, and the police must work out why he was attacked - a single black glove found at the scene may hold a vital clue, or be a timewasting red herring.
We were then keeping possession as the clock ran down only for referee Bill Crombie to step in and award a free-kick against us for timewasting.
In his post match press conference following the Fulham game, the Boro boss accused referee Peter Bankes of allowing Fulham to indulge in timewasting tactics throughout a tight match of few goalscoring chances.
The home team, fresh from recording their firstever win at this level in June when they beat Lithuania, are renowned for their timewasting tactics.
Gaer Jim McInally said: "To see a full-time team play for a 1-0 was a credit to us and then they were timewasting at 1-1 which was bizarre.
In a bid to cut down on timewasting calls, the force has revealed some of its strangest calls as it reminds residents that 999 should only be dialled in an emergency.
We've got a hedgehog in the backyard and we're a bit scared - timewasting 999 calls revealed I will never cease to be amazed by how utterly thick and ignorant some people can be.
It's a timewasting ploy as blatant as kicking the ball away or taking too long over a throw-in.
Mr George has vowed to defeat the timewasting strategy when the committee sits on Wednesday.
The following would be a good start: Joe Hart is shown the game's first yellow card (33/1, BetVictor) for timewasting, seconds after Scott Sinclair (who still exists, and plays for City) completes his hat-trick (150/1, SkyBet) to give his side a 3-0 half-time lead (50/1, SportingBet).
We might dismiss it as a timewasting exercise, but let's not forget even the man with the mostimportant job in the world -- US President Barack Obama -- has taken time out to shoot a selfie ( one with the Britain's David Cameron and Danish PM Helle Thorning- Schmidt, at that).
As far as the timewasting goes, the six-second rule is still in existence.