a waste of space

Definition of a waste of space

chiefly British, informal

  1. :  a worthless person or thing He's a complete waste of space.

Word by Word Definitions

wasteplay
  1. :  a sparsely settled or barren region :  desert

    :  uncultivated land

    :  a broad and empty expanse (as of water)

  1. :  to lay waste

    :  to damage or destroy gradually and progressively

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

  1. :  being wild and uninhabited :  desolate

    :  arid, empty

    :  not cultivated :  not productive

spaceplay
  1. :  a period of time

    :  its duration

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

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


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