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a waste of energy
A useless, vain, or redundant effort or action. It turns out the boss had already chosen a direction for the project, so my presentation was a complete waste of energy.
big dick energy
vulgar slang Confidence and self-assuredness, especially when exuded in a calm or quiet manner. Although the term alludes to the confidence that may result from having a large penis, the phrase is not necessarily literal and is not exclusively applied to men. Commonly abbreviated with the initialism "BDE." John is a guy who has the confidence to show his emotions without hesitation or embarrassment—that's total big dick energy, if you ask me. A: "I can't believe you were able to negotiate such a big raise. You've got some serious big dick energy, girl." B: "What? I just know I'm worth more than they were paying me."
Energy that is derived from traditional resources, such as coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power, which are seen by some as environmentally unfriendly. If we're going to keep our planet clean, we need to move away from brown energy and invest in renewable resources, such as wind and solar.
bundle of energy
Someone who is exceptionally energetic, alert, productive, or hyperactive. My kids are always such bundles of energy first thing in the morning. Susan is a bundle of energy! She's already finished two of her essays today and is beginning to work on a third.
throw away on (someone or something)
To waste, squander, or misuse something because of or for the benefit of someone or something. A noun or pronoun is used either before or after "away." No wonder you don't have any savings—you keep throwing it away on junk you don't need! I can't believe I threw my youth away on such an unfulfilling job. Don't throw your time and effort away on people who don't appreciate your efforts.
In science, energy converted into a form that is unavailable for work. Today, we'll be studying the unavailable energy in this system.
See also: energy