make ducks and drakes of (something)

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.
See also: and, drake, duck, make, of
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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