It takes years of monumental incompetence to squander the biggest, deepest love affair the American consumer has ever had.
We need to tell our politicians to not squander our heritage.
“We all want to lead meaningful lives—and yet all we do, all day long, is squander meaning,” he says.
But he has chosen to squander them in ways that have offended me.
I never knew him to take his time, squander words to be merely decorous.
Did I not squander all my little gains for to get your rights in England?
What then have you done with the sums given you from infancy to squander?
But now, first of all, when we prepare to bring this evil to our homes, we squander away the wealth of our houses.
And though you did squander a big sum of money, it is evident that you did not lose your head.
It is very certain that he did not squander them in riotous living.
1580s (implied in squandering), "to spend recklessly or prodigiously," of unknown origin; Shakespeare used it 1593 in "Merchant of Venice" with a sense of "to be scattered over a wide area." Squander-bug, a British symbol of reckless extravagance and waste during war-time shortages, represented as a devilish insect, was introduced January 1943 by the National Savings Committee. In U.S., Louis Ludlow coined squanderlust (1935) for the tendency of government bureaucracies to spend much money.