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gamble (something) away

To lose or deplete the entirety of something through gambling. Please tell me you didn't gamble away our savings at the poker game tonight.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gamble something away

to lose all of something by gambling. He gambled all his money away. He gambled away all his money.
See also: away, gamble
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Our subject was an infant in arms when he lost his father, an officer who died just as he was about to be court-martialled for gambling away the funds of his company, and perhaps also for flogging a subordinate to excess (remember the good old days, gentlemen).
BETTING shops are being urged to shut up early tomorrow to stop people gambling away their families' Xmas cash on fixed odd betting terminals.
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He said children were stealing valuables from residents, selling them and gambling away the money.
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His revelation comes after former Manchester United winger Keith Gillespie recently admitted gambling away PS7million.
A KILLER who cut the throat of his ex-wife's lover before gambling away his money has been jailed for 20 years.
Instead of taking pounds 15,852.99 of profits to the bank, he headed straight to Aspers in Newcastle's The Gate complex, hoping to double the money after earlier gambling away pounds 600 of his wages.
struggled after finance director Aled Edwards was jailed for 16 months for gambling away almost pounds 100,000 of the firm's money, writing cheques to himself totalling pounds 97,516.82.
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Washington rewarded Wall Street's finest for gambling away the GDP once already.
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IT'S not exactly what I'd call financial prudence, but then Darren's already proved how rubbish he is with money by gambling away half the pub.