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fritter away

To waste or squander something, often in small increments. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fritter" and "away." If you keep frittering away your savings on sales at the mall, you'll be broke again in no time.
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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

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

v.
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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These fritters are really versatile, they are great just as a snack or as part of a platter.
4 Once the fritter mixture is well rested, make four to six patties with your hands.
He didn't know anything about that wicked woman, but he imagined her having a family who was depending on every single fritter, so he walked away, his eleven year old body shaking with anger and resentment.
Remove, set aside and repeat with the remaining mixture (it will make about 6 fritters in total).
We see that success continuing with the launch of additional fritter items in the future.
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.
Seconds later he was the proud owner of a sizzling fritter with a mound of hot chips, all dripping with red sauce.
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.
The company has also added to its Daloonies range of products for children with a Filly Fritter character to symbolise its new 30g potato, cheese and onion fritter.
To serve, stack some chips to one side of a plate, cut a pea fritter in half and set on top.