throw good money after bad

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throw good money after bad

Fig. to waste additional money after wasting money once. I bought a used car and then had to spend $300 on repairs. That was throwing good money after bad. The Browns are always throwing good money after bad. They bought an acre of land that turned out to be swamp, and then had to pay to have it filled in.
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throw good money after bad

also pour good money after bad
to spend more money on something that has already failed If you try to fix that car, you'll simply be throwing good money after bad. There's got to be a better way to save our children than pouring good money after bad into government agencies.
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throw good money after bad

to spend more and more money on something that will never be successful Investors in the project began to pull out as they realised they were simply throwing good money after bad.
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throw good money after bad

Waste more money in hopes of recouping previous losses, as in Hiring him to improve that software is throwing good money after bad; it's based on an older operating system and will soon be obsolete . [Late 1800s]
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City leaders are determined to pour good money after bad into the Los Angeles Convention Center.