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waste of time

This page is about the collocation waste of time

collocation pattern: noun + noun

Meaning

something that's not worth spending time on

For example

  • My boyfriend thinks shopping all day is a waste of time.

  • Sometimes I think these meetings are a complete waste of time.

Quick Quiz

Seeing that movie was a waste of time. It

a. was a terrible movie

b. was a really long movie

c. started before we got there

Contributor: Matt Errey