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Daemon
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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fritter

(verb) Spend frivolously and unwisely.

Synonyms: fool away, dissipate, shoot

Usage: Our English youth fritters away its time in idleness and pleasure-seeking.
MTC
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 6:44:26 AM
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fritter-- a word with sweet and sour associations:

sweet-- Caribbean crab fritters with mango sauce! Fabulous!

sour-- My late mother's admonitions not to "fritter away the time" in senseless, but pleasurable teenage pursuits.

jcbarros
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 8:07:46 AM

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Frying away the time.
NancyLee
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 2:06:20 PM

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Hey Everyone! Come to Vegas and "Shoot your wad!" Definitely informal! I live here and it took me a while to figure out shoot as a synonym for "fritter" - actually a synonym for "fritter away"

There is a big difference in that usually frittering away takes a substantial amount of time and shooting your wad happens pretty quickly - boom, it's over. Blow away all your money. Most often heard around the Craps Table when "shooting dice."
Hope1
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Our English youth fritters away its time in idleness and pleasure-seeking.[/quote]

And so they should! They will not get to do it later.
sacsayhuaman
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 7:04:52 PM

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A glassy substance being used in certain porcelain, so, Moby GoBoo hoo!
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