make ducks and drakes of
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make ducks and drakes of (something)
To squander something. "Ducks and drakes" is a game played by skipping a stone across the surface of water. Don't play ducks and drakes of this internship—it's a great opportunity, even if it doesn't pay!
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make ducks and drakes of/play ducks and drakes with
To squander; waste.
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