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English definition of “throw good money after bad”

throw good money after bad

to waste money by spending more money on something you have already spent money on that is no good: Trying to fix that old car would just be throwing good money after bad.
(Definition of throw good money after bad from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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