Definition of 'fritter away'
Example sentences containing 'fritter away'
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IT is bad enough when taxpayers' money is frittered away on idiotic aid projects. The Sun (2016)British taxpayers have grown accustomed to their money being frittered away. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Maybe you work in a council and are disgusted at how you see cash being frittered away. The Sun (2010)This overspend will anger taxpayers who do not want their money frittered away on politicians' vanity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It just means more of our hard-earned cash being frittered away. The Sun (2007)And to make matters worse, he frittered away the money while she was asleep in bed recovering. The Sun (2015)Consumer price deflation continues; there is investment in cars and new homes but not much cash is frittered away on laptops and lipstick. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How can the Government justify cutbacks in Britain when it fritters away money? The Sun (2015)Just how much cash was frittered away, and just how scandalously, is only now emerging. Times, Sunday Times (2014)ENERGY ministers have frittered away enough cash to heat 3,000 family homes for a year, it was claimed yesterday. The Sun (2014)
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