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.
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.
8Da YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Plovers 9 Etude 10 Inter 11 Larches 12 Ova 13 Misspent 16 Thirteen 17 Toe 19 Talents 21 Licit 22 Roved 23 Nominee DOWN: 1 Epsilon 2 Footpath 3 Near 4 Terrapin 5 Lush 6 Tense 8 Salesperson 13 Marinade 14 Noticing 15 Weather 18 Storm 20 Love 21 Lamb QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Fritter away 8 Ale 9 New 11 Send off 12 Title 13 Sat 14 Ill 15 Concert 17 Tar 19 Each 21 Alec 23 Heat 25 Sumo 27 Elm 29 Oppress 31 Add 34 Bus 36 Drama 37 Blemish 38 Yam 39 Key 40 Belly dancer DOWN: 1 Flea 2 Rent 3 Twosome 4 Effect 5 Alter 6 Anti 7 Yell 8 Asset 10 Welsh 16 Tea 18 Ram 20 Ate 22 Loo 24 Eastern 25 Shady 26 Bribed 28 Mushy 30 Pearl 32 Drab 33 Dame 34 Bike 35 User
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.
British warlords fritter away British lives without concern as to whether the general public support the Afghan war.