fiddle away

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fiddle away

To squander something, usually time. You'll have to stay up all night finishing this report because you fiddled away so much time this afternoon.
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fiddle something away

to waste something. She fiddled the afternoon away. Don't fiddle away the afternoon. Get to work.
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fiddle away

v.
To waste or squander some period of time: I fiddled away the afternoon surfing the Internet. The lazy student fiddled the night away instead of doing homework.
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Vanessa Mae fiddled away her chance at being recognised properly as an Olympic skier.
The spectacular jumps are great but they're for the wall, you want them to fiddle away, that's the thing that pleased Jason as even when he was wrong he fiddled away.
The spectacular jumps are great, but they're for the wall, you want them to fiddle away, that's the thing that pleased Jason as even when he was wrong he fiddled away.