waste of money

noun phrase

: a bad use of money
The show was a waste of money.

Examples of waste of money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Done carelessly, big tree-planting operations are nothing more than a colossal waste of money, says Martin. Popular Science, 15 Feb. 2024 Are workplace well-being programs a waste of money? The Week Staff, theweek, 21 Jan. 2024 Pretending otherwise is just a waste of money, energy, time and political goodwill. Erika D. Smith, Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2024 Using off-brand Viagra or ones that are expired but resold by companies can be detrimental to your health (not to mention a waste of money)! Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2023 Heather Sawyer, executive director of the watchdog group American Oversight, which has tracked the work of the units, said in a statement that the results show the units have been a waste of money and have undermined democracy. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2023 There is a general sense that most major players in the sport think that its entry into global soccer will be like China’s: There will be a flurry of spending before ultimately the whole project is deemed to be a waste of money. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 11 Aug. 2023 While many people like the peace of mind that a warranty can offer, others feel like an extended car warranty is a waste of money. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 20 July 2023 The anti-decanters insist that building repairs can be effected around them and that moving offsite into a temporary chamber would be a waste of money. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 July 2023 See More

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“Waste of money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waste%20of%20money. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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