time-waster

time-waster

n
a time-wasting person or thing
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time-waster

[ˈtaɪmˌweɪstəʳ] N (= activity) → pérdida f de tiempo
to be a time-waster (= person) → ser de los que pierden el tiempo
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And they're time-wasters, and patience-wasters, and they're expensive."
AN 84-year-old time-waster branded Wales' worst 999 pest was back in jail today after resuming his nuisance calls within days of being freed from prison.
MIKE ASHLEY has been offered an olive branch by the Newcastle United takeover candidate he labelled a "time-waster".
Chris Lloyd, spokesman for the Ogwen team, said: "It was a real time-waster and totally irresponsible of the young couple involved.
A time-waster has been warned she faces jail for plaguing cops with false crime reports.
If an interviewer asks a time-waster, you should of course forgive and do your best to provide an interesting answer: "Yes, I worked on membrane applications for enzymatic and fermentation bioprocesses there.
Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked: "Does anyone want to tell me, what that time-waster did here?" From across the room came a voice: "Pizza delivery guy from Dominos!" Priceless!
A quarter of the time-wasting is done online, with Google and Facebook competing to be the biggest online time-waster. Having too many meetings/conference calls and dealing with annoying coworkers tied for second place.
A 999 time-waster called the emergency services after losing a set of house keys.
As a legislative time-waster, this one is second only to a 2007 bill that presumed to make Arkansas's (with the final s) the official possessive form of the state's name.
The name of the hot new time-waster is Google Ngrams!
SO, ARE YOU A TIME-WASTER OR DO YOU SPEND YOUR TIME WISELY?

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