fling away

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vt sepwegwerfen, wegschmeißen (inf); (fig) moneyvergeuden, verschwenden
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If you choose to fling away eight thousand a year, which you may have for the asking, you may do it: but by Jove you take your pack and walk out of this house, sir.
And Saxon, back in her own kitchen and preparing supper for Billy, wondered what lusts and rapacities had led the old, burnt-faced woman from the big Peruvian ranch, through all the world, to West Oakland and Barry Higgins Old Barry was not the sort who would fling away his share of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, much less ever attain to such opulence.
I never knew till now, the worth of a woman's heart, which boys so lightly win, and lightly fling away.
Plus, it is as well, but a rotten tomato fling away from townships in Pennsylvania too.
Naturally, nothing says that just because you can hit a target at 100 yards, you need to fling away at antelope and elk at that distance.
Fling away the paint charts, ditch dithering over bafflinglynamed colours and embrace the future - it's red wine and copper-coloured.