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wasted on sb

C2 If you say that something is ​wasted on someone, you ​mean that ​itsquality is too high for that ​person and they will not ​understanditstruevalue: I'm not going to ​serve that good ​coffee to Chris and Melanie - it would be ​wasted on them.
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