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squander away

To use up or fail to take advantage of some resource in a wasteful, frivolous, or negligent manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "squander" and "away." I'm not about to lend you any more cash—you already squandered the $100 away that I gave you! In my old age, I look back on my life and bemoan squandering away my youth. It makes me sad to think of her squandering her potential away in some dead-end office job.
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squander something away

to waste something; to use up something valuable wastefully. Where is all the money I gave you last month? Did you squander it all away? Frank squandered away all his assets.
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Every freak of prodigality was indulged to its fullest extent, and in a little while most of the trappers, having squandered away all their wages, and perhaps run knee-deep in debt, were ready for another hard campaign in the wilderness.
I would leave her--not with resources which could be easily spent or squandered away, but with what would place her beyond the reach of want for ever.
I haven't had time, yet, to examine thoroughly into this young rascal's affairs, but I see that a great part of his father's fine property has been squandered away; - but still, I think, there's a pretty fair share of it left, and a little careful nursing may make a handsome thing of it yet; and then we must persuade your father to give you a decent fortune, as he has only one besides yourself to care for; - and, if you behave well, who knows but what I may be induced to remember you in my will!' continued he, putting his fingers to his nose, with a knowing wink.
In the question how the trusts under that will are to be administered, the fortune left by the will is squandered away; the legatees under the will are reduced to such a miserable condition that they would be sufficiently punished if they had committed an enormous crime in having money left them, and the will itself is made a dead letter.
He said the government had squandered away its mandate in the first budget and it was the first time that allocations were not mentioned.
Senator Kakar demanded that a huge amount of Rs4 billion, which had been 'squandered away' by Dr Samar Mubarkmand on underAground coal gasification plant near Islamkot, be recovered from him and spent on development projects in Thar as the massive project was just a means to embezzle public money.
He was off the field when the Chiefs' defense squandered away chances to win late in both games.
The party said the deal squandered away 'national interests'by forgoing the transfer of technology to public sector undertaking Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
The party said the deal squandered away 'national interests' by forgoing the transfer of technology to public sector undertaking Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).
The field marshal and his high command had squandered away the opportunity to inflict a crushing defeat on the enemy and take Kashmir.
Dureza said the nearly 50 years of on-and-off talks with the rebels need a "close study for lessons to learn from to ensure that our 'last chance' to put a dignified closure to the armed rebellion will not be squandered away."
'The almost 50 years of intermittent and oftentimes disrupted peace negotiations with the communist rebels across several presidencies need a close study for lessons to ensure that our last chance to put a dignified closure to the armed rebellion will not be squandered away. The government peace panel, in cooperation with the private sector, will continue in its efforts to engage those who earnestly seek peace,' the chief peace adviser added.
Dureza likewise emphasized that the government is determined 'to put a dignified closure to the armed rebellion [and that this opportunity] will not be squandered away.'
Without an heir, the estate and the title was inherited by his cousin, Charles Paget, who deplored the young Lord's lifestyle - and the fact he squandered away the family fortune.
Rosa1 This is a scandal of epic proportions involving many millions of public money squandered away at a time when the country can least afford it.