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throw good money after bad

to ​wastemoney by ​spending more ​money on something you have already ​spentmoney on that is no good: Trying to ​fix that ​oldcar 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)
Translations of “throw good money after bad”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把钱投入无底洞,花冤枉钱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把錢投入無底洞,花冤枉錢…
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