waste of effort


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Noun1.waste of effort - a useless effort
waste, wastefulness, dissipation - useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"
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Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie said Swinney was "refusing to listen" after teachers, campaigners and EIS Scotland branded the tests a "waste of effort".
collecting masses of inaccurate, irrelevant data and churning it out to bored Safety Committees is a waste of effort, time and money.
'This should be the start because it would be a waste of effort if we don't capitalize on it,' said Tiamzon.
Therefore officially a waste of effort, imagination and time.
Surely it is clear that "engine" also derives from "ingenuity", so this is actually zero change, and a waste of effort worthy only of the public sector.
* ALAN Hartley (Letters, July 14) says putting Bob Diamond in jail would be a total waste of effort. In everyone's eyes this man is a criminal and all criminals should be punished.
ONLY CONSTANT ATTENTION AND AN ALL-HANDS EFFORT CAN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE WASTE OF EFFORT, TIME, MONEY AND PARTS LOST TO UNCHECKED CORROSION.
Even attempting to question the story line - dizzy blonde goes to Harvard Law School where she excels due to her expertise on perms and spotting gay guys - is a waste of effort, just go with it.
The long-running peace talks between the Philippine government and the MILF, which began in 1997, are "a waste of effort, waste of time and waste of money," said Kato.
One means to bring about the required behavioral changes is launching a national plan under the motto "Together for a safe educational environment," she said.The professor stressed the importance of implementing such program long-term, and focusing on ethics and social values while at the same time implementing law and regulations without bias to maintain order.She expressed hope her project be taken seriously, as it would greatly benefit the country to avoid waste of effort and resources, present and future, due to this negative phenomenon.