waste time

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"In your place," his friend answered quietly, "I should not waste time and money in consulting the police."
Here you have been abroad nearly six months, and done nothing but waste time and money and disappoint your friends."
You have grown abominably lazy, you like gossip, and waste time on frivolous things, you are contented to be petted and admired by silly people, instead of being loved and respected by wise ones.
I'm not a man to waste time after my mind's made up and there's work on hand; so I said to the page:
"We waste time," she remarked lightly, "and we may have callers at any moment.
Tarzan himself thought that this would probably prove to be the fact, so he did not waste time in an endeavour to locate the Russian's trail, but, instead, set out briskly for the village of M'ganwazam, leaving Tambudza to plod slowly in his wake.
The marquise was not one to weep when action was necessary, nor to waste time in bewailing a misfortune as long as means still existed of relieving it.
I did not waste time in circling the great board--with a single leap I cleared table and diners and sprang upon the balcony beyond.
"I wonder you waste time coming over here on the spree when you've got a piece of business like that to look after.""I came over here," Mr.
People should not waste time bickering over their skin colour and other matters which cannot be changed but should direct their resources towards deepening their knowledge and promoting racial unity, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh.
"We were advised not to waste time with people who were too vulnerable," she said.
According to Aban, the first step to wasting time is to make a plan to waste time. The second step to wasting time is to progress as slowly as possible while following the original plan.