waste one's time

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Verb1.waste one's time - be lazy or idlewaste one's time - be lazy or idle; "Her son is just bumming around all day"
laze, slug, idle, stagnate - be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
References in classic literature ?
Watson began to talk of hunting--it was such an infernal bore having to waste one's time in an infernal office, he would only be able to hunt on Saturdays--and shooting: he had ripping invitations all over the country and of course he had to refuse them.
THERE are many ways one can waste one's time, but few can be more utterly pointless than protesting that greyhound racing is cruel.
Though ``Letourneau'' doesn't really provide much insight into the case, it likewise doesn't waste one's time or aggressively insult one's intelligence.