pour money down the drain

pour money down the drain

Fig. to waste money; to throw money away. What a waste! Buying that old car is just pouring money down the drain. Don't buy any more of that low-quality merchandise. That's just throwing money down the drain.
See also: down, drain, money, pour
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com, said: "Current account customers pour money down the drain by not looking closely enough at the real cost of sticking with existing accounts.
We did not come into this season believing we were going to have to pour money down the drain in solicitors' fees.
Now, as police destroy the 200th bike they have confiscated, officers are warning parents not to pour money down the drain by buying the bikes for their children this Christmas.
We'll continue to pour money down the drain on management consultants and flawed IT initiatives.