pour something down the drain

pour something down the drain
to waste something

They accused the government of pouring taxpayers' money down the drain.


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  • pour something down the drain — phrase to waste something They accused the government of pouring taxpayers’ money down the drain. Thesaurus: to waste or misuse a thing or opportunitysynonym Main entry: pour …   Useful english dictionary

  • pour money down the drain — Ⅰ. be/pour/throw, etc. money down the drain ► to waste money: »In propping up these industries, is the government throwing taxpayers money down the drain? Main Entry: ↑money Ⅱ. throw money down the drain UK (US throw money down a rat hole) …   Financial and business terms

  • pour/throw money down the drain — Ⅰ. be/pour/throw, etc. money down the drain ► to waste money: »In propping up these industries, is the government throwing taxpayers money down the drain? Main Entry: ↑money Ⅱ. throw money down the drain UK (US throw money down a rat hole) …   Financial and business terms

  • be money down the drain — Ⅰ. be/pour/throw, etc. money down the drain ► to waste money: »In propping up these industries, is the government throwing taxpayers money down the drain? Main Entry: ↑money Ⅱ. throw money down the drain UK (US throw money down a rat hole) …   Financial and business terms

  • throw money down the drain — Ⅰ. be/pour/throw, etc. money down the drain ► to waste money: »In propping up these industries, is the government throwing taxpayers money down the drain? Main Entry: ↑money Ⅱ. throw money down the drain UK (US throw money down a rat hole) …   Financial and business terms

  • be/pour/throw money down the drain — Ⅰ. be/pour/throw, etc. money down the drain ► to waste money: »In propping up these industries, is the government throwing taxpayers money down the drain? Main Entry: ↑money Ⅱ. throw money down the drain UK (US throw money down a rat hole) …   Financial and business terms

  • be/pour/throw, etc. money down the drain — Ⅰ. be/pour/throw, etc. money down the drain ► to waste money: »In propping up these industries, is the government throwing taxpayers money down the drain? Main Entry: ↑money Ⅱ. throw money down the drain UK (US throw money down a rat hole) …   Financial and business terms

  • pour — [ pɔ ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to make a liquid or substance flow out of a container that you are holding: Sit down and I ll pour you a drink. pour something into/over/down something: Pour the mixture into a dish and bake for 45 minutes. He… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pour */*/*/ — UK [pɔː(r)] / US [pɔr] verb Word forms pour : present tense I/you/we/they pour he/she/it pours present participle pouring past tense poured past participle poured 1) [transitive] to make a liquid or substance flow out of a container that you are… …   English dictionary

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