waste time

This page is about the collocation waste time

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to spend time doing something that brings no results

For example

  • Why do you waste so much time watching stupid TV shows?

  • Don't waste your time trying to convince him. He'll never change his mind.

Quick Quiz

You're wasting your time if you're

a. not achieving anything

b. not taking your time

c. not spending time

Contributor: Matt Errey