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piddle away

To waste or use up something recklessly, carelessly, or foolishly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "piddle" and "away." He piddled away his entire inheritance on drugs, gambling, and sports cars. We can't piddle our time away if we want to get this finished by the deadline!
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piddle something away

Fig. to waste away money or a period of time. Please don't piddle all your money away. Jane piddled away most of the day.
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And so blue- blood prestige was piddled away, just so Edward could attempt to make his name as a TV producer.
I hadn't realised just how good he was until he ran in the Champion Bumper and fairly piddled away from the others.
President Bush has piddled away President Clinton's budget surplus, squandered billions of our money and now he's created the largest budget deficit in history.
FOR EXAMPLE, MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER PIDDLED AWAY MOST OF HIS FORTUNE AT THE TRACK WHILE HIS OWN SON'S FAMILY LIVED ON MUSTARD AND KETCHUP SANDWHICHES DURING THE DEPRESSION!