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English definition of “throw good money after bad”

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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.
Translations of “throw good money after bad”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把錢投入無底洞,花冤枉錢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把钱投入无底洞,花冤枉钱…
(Definition of throw good money after bad from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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