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fritter sth away

disapproving
verb uk phrasal verb with fritter   /ˈfrɪt.ər/ us    /ˈfrɪt̬.ɚ/
to waste money, time, or an opportunity: If I've got money in my pocket, I tend to fritter it away. She fritters so much money away on expensive make-up.
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