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waste an opportunity

This page is about the collocation waste an opportunity

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to not make use of an opportunity or chance

For example

  • I wasted many opportunities when I was young.

  • I had an opportunity to join a band, but wasted it by turning up drunk.

Note:
Also "waste a chance"

Quick Quiz

If you waste an opportunity, you

a. make the opportunity worse

b. give the wrong person an opportunity

c. don't take advantage of an opportunity

Contributor: Matt Errey