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fritter something away (on someone or something)

to waste something, such as money, on someone or something, foolishly. Did you fritter good money away on that old car? You frittered away one hundred dollars on that piece of junk?
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fritter away something

also fritter something away
to waste money, time, or an opportunity He was known to fritter away huge sums betting on the horses. I didn't do anything over vacation - I just frittered it away.
Usage notes: usually used to show disapproval
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fritter away

Squander or waste little by little; wear down gradually. For example, She frittered away her salary on odds and ends and saved nothing. This expression was first recorded in Alexander Pope's Dunciad (1728): "How prologues into prefaces decay, And these to notes are fritter'd quite away."
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fritter away

To gradually use something up, especially wastefully or without serious purpose: They frittered away their inheritance. I frittered my lottery winnings away on bad investments. I frittered away my vacation time watching television.
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With an expanded harvest menu, Guests can also savor our new Apple Pie Fritter, Apple Fritter Timbit and Hot Apple Cider Supreme as they celebrate the season.
JeanJean wondered if anyone did store some blessings for him: a fritter or two would be very convincing.
Remove, set aside and repeat with the remaining mixture (it will make about 6 fritters in total).
His recipe, Nasturtium Corn Fritters With Pineapple Sage Chili Salsa, appears on Page 73 in Worcester Living.
Apple Fritter was one of the original baked treats to be offered at Tim Hortons when the chain was founded back in 1964.
75-pound bulk cases of "ADVANCE FOOD COMPANY, Beef Steak Fritter, For Country Frying, Chopped & Formed, Keep Frozen, 13/12.
Swen Neufeldt, general manager, Europe, said the company had received a huge number of requests to introduce a fritter product, adding that the brand's appearance in the chiller cabinet would introduce it to a new type of consumer.
For the corn fritter you need 110gm of fresh corn, (cooked beforehand), mix it with one whole egg and one egg yolk.
Basically, you have a light, hot, crispy corn fritter and then you have a cool, soothing salad, so it really balances," she said.
For the pea fritters, preheat the fryer to 350 degrees.
Much above that figure, and your fund will stray from the index and fritter away your returns.
The battered fritter and chips were whisked into the boiling oil, while a pasty white bun was sliced in readiness.