waste of time

noun phrase

: a bad use of time
The lecture was a complete waste of time.

Examples of waste of time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both my wife and my girlfriend are pissed at me and say this is a waste of time. Remy Blumenfeld, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 May 2024 Many Iranians dismissed the whole exercise as a waste of time. Farnaz Fassihi, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 Three Republican representatives broke ranks last week over the Mayorkas impeachment, which several leading conservative scholars have dismissed as unwarranted and a waste of time. TIME, 14 Feb. 2024 But even if Last of Us didn’t exist, Fallout would still feel like an arch and overly-familiar series, with enough interesting performances and background details to keep it from being a waste of time, but not enough spark of its own to be fully satisfying. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 10 Apr. 2024 Choosing the wrong test may be useless, and a waste of time and money. Brandon Peters, Verywell Health, 21 Mar. 2024 This is, at best, a giant waste of time, resources, and taxpayer money. The Editors, National Review, 4 Apr. 2024 Perspective Carolyn Hax: No ring yet, causing a whole other series of questions to pop ... Perspective Carolyn Hax: At 22, one partner since age 16 and a difficult itch to discus... Advice Carolyn Hax: Is dating a 48-year-old never-married man a waste of time? Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2024 There’s a moment late in the film, where after long resisting the notion of campaigning in California as a waste of time and resources in her run for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (Regina King) finally agrees to make a play for the state and heads West. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Mar. 2024

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“Waste of time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waste%20of%20time. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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