waste of space


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waste of space

Someone or something that is blatantly unhelpful, worthless, or useless. Boy, what a waste of space— he's just standing around while the rest of us all move furniture. The old monitor doesn't work anymore, so at this point it's just a waste of space. Let's trash it.
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waste of space

something that is completely without value. The wrecked furniture in here is just a waste of space. This broken-down car is a waste of space!
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a waste of space

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you describe someone as a waste of space, you mean that they are completely useless. The woman in charge of administration is a complete waste of space.
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waste of space

a person perceived as useless or incompetent. informal
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a waste of ˈspace

(spoken) a person who is useless or no good at anything: What did you have to ask him along for? He’s a complete waste of space!
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However waste of space Vitznau is nothing more than a lazy piece of sh**!
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He's a vain, balding, booze-swilling waste of space.
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I fail to see the connection between architecture and crime, except that Selfridges is a criminal waste of space and money.