slattern away (something)(redirected from slatterns away)
slattern away (something)
obsolete To waste or squander something; to lose something through negligence or carelessness. Our lives are precious gifts, so take care not to slattern away a single moment in inaction. We need the public's support, but I fear we may have slatterned away the goodwill of the people already.
See also: away
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