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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 the BBC piddling away PS12million on a Cornish tourism film (Poldark) with laughable yokel jargon: "Ain't no call to accuse us, Mr Ross.
Prudence equates to seeing the issue of travel to appropriate business events and the procurement of effective continuing education as matters of priority, not piddling away comparative pocket change.
It's been piddling away in the 2 to 4 percent comp-store range -- still nothing to be ashamed of considering where everyone else is.