waste time

To allow time to elapse in an unproductive manner.

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  • waste time — index procrastinate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • waste time — Synonyms and related words: beguile the time, burn daylight, consume time, dabble, dally, dawdle, delay, diddle, dillydally, doodle, drag, falter, flag, footle, fribble, fritter away time, goof off, halt, kill time, lag, linger, loiter, lollygag …   Moby Thesaurus

  • waste time — squander time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • waste time —    American to masturbate    It is suggested that the time would be better spent with a sexual partner …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • waste time — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. malinger, dawdle, drift, goof off*, skive* (British); see also loaf 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • waste-time — …   Useful english dictionary

  • to waste time — procrastinate, cause time to go by without accomplishing an outstanding task …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Time management — is commonly defined as the various means by which people effectively use their time and other closely related resources in order to make the most out of it. [The Concise Dictionary of Business Management, by David A. Statt, Taylor Francis Group… …   Wikipedia

  • time is money — ► used to say that if you waste time you are also losing money: »For the oil industry time is money, and in most cases it s cheaper to pay compensation and move to another site than wait for a board hearing. Main Entry: ↑time …   Financial and business terms

  • time is of the essence — ► used to say that you should not wait or waste time before doing something important or urgent: »Environmentalists argue that time is of the essence in redirecting transportation money from roads to transit. Main Entry: ↑time …   Financial and business terms

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