a waste of space

Definition of a waste of space

chiefly British, informal
:a worthless person or thing
  • He's a complete waste of space.

Word by Word Definitions

waste play
  1. : a sparsely settled or barren region : desert

  2. : uncultivated land

  3. : a broad and empty expanse (as of water)

  1. : to lay waste

  2. : to cause to shrink in physical bulk or strength : emaciate, enfeeble

  3. : to wear away or diminish gradually : consume

  1. : being wild and uninhabited : desolate

  2. : arid, empty

  3. : not cultivated : not productive

space play
  1. : a period of time

  2. : a limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions : distance, area, volume

  3. : an extent set apart or available

  1. : to place at intervals or arrange with space between

  2. : to leave one or more blank spaces (as in a line of typing)


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