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squander something away

to waste something; to use up something valuable wastefully. Where is all the money I gave you last month? Did you squander it all away? Frank squandered away all his assets.
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squander something on someone or something

to waste all of something on someone or something. I am tired of squandering money on this rickety old house. I squandered a fortune on Roger and what did it get me?
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Referring to the Tico Tac case, Hobeish said a recent decision by the Accounting Department against Finance Ministry employees when Siniora was the finance minister was based on "wrong figures and they were not found guilty of squandering public funds.
Is the Paradise Project squandering another such opportunity?
That the Scottish people have not taken to the streets by the thousand in violent protest at this obscenely irresponsible and most undemocratic [pounds sterling]430 million squandering of their tax money, is quite remarkable.
Advocating a military withdrawal by January 31, 2005, Exiting Iraq emphasizes the importance of orchestrating a foreign policy that clearly defines and protects vital American interests overseas without squandering lives or resources.
The Government was warned yesterday that it risked squandering the peace in Iraq as it announced 1,000 extra British troops are to be deployed to the Gulf.
Discontinuation from HIV medical care: squandering treatment opportunities, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 2003, 14(2):244-255.
OTTAWA -- A top bureaucrat with Health Canada tried to block an audit clause in a funding agreement with a Virginia Fontane Addictions Centre in Manitoba worth $16 million just three days after Health Canada completed an audit into money squandering by the centre, says an RCMP affidavit.
That made up for him squandering an easy black in the penultimate frame which would have virtually sealed victory.
They also show how Castro has failed to harness those lucrative connections by squandering resources on bankrupt socialist schemes.
It is likely that had Scott survived his ordeal, he would have been court-martialed for squandering the lives of his men.
He also demonstrates how the state's video-poker business targets the lower middle class: video parlors, says Plotz, are filled with "a whole lot of people who don't have too much money squandering it.
The shutdown of Pan American World Airways is yet another unfortunate example of how our government's supposedly pro-business policies are squandering our nation's most vital economic resources.
The study shows that employees spend an average of two hours, in an eight hour work day, squandering company time.
CAIRO, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- A Cairo court acquitted Saturday ex-oil minister Sameh Fahmy in a retrial after 2012 conviction over charges of squandering public fund for selling Egyptian natural gas to Israel at below the market price.
Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali was sentenced in absentia on Tuesday by a criminal court to 25 years in prison for squandering public funds related to coupons used for subsidised cooking gas