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Synonyms for fritter

small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables

spend frivolously and unwisely

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How this earlier article differs from the letter you published is that it is SBMA Chair Martin Dio who was reported to be 'accused of frittering away millions of pesos in Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) funds for travels abroad' and engaging in 'unofficial outings in restaurants and hotels in and around Subic Bay.
He said 'PDI editors edited and rewrote' his letter by inserting the words 'Senate President' in place of the pronoun 'he,' thereby making it appear that it is the undersigned that is 'accused of frittering away millions of pesos in Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) funds for travels abroad' and engaging in 'unofficial outings in restaurants and hotels in and around Subic Bay.
If I have a regret it's that I spent so much time fooling around frittering my time at Oxford when I should have focused more on serious stuff.
One in four people say they regularly work more than their contracted hours, however, 41% admit they often waste money on treats they do not need, with 30% of workers frittering away at least pounds 100 a month.
Dr David Lewis, a leading consumer psychologist said: "We fail to contemplate how retirement will impact on our frittering power and deny that the increase in affluence, comfort and security could vanish in retirement.
I certainly could have cut my frittering in half, whatever that means.
Second, Pimentel falsely affirmed his confidence in Dio's 'efforts to boost the beleaguered financial position of the SBMA,' because, ironically, he himself has been accused of frittering away millions in SBMA funds for travels abroad without any perceivable benefit for the agency, and for unofficial outings in restaurants and hotels in and around Subic Bay.
It's yet another example of the undeniably imaginative filmmaker (``Time Bandits,'' ``Brazil,'' ``12 Monkeys'') frittering away a movie with ugly visuals and even more unpleasant behavior.
Soon, against his family's wishes, Musset swept Sand off to Italy, where, according to this, he immediately set about whoring, opium-smoking and otherwise frittering away his life and their love.
But it's clear that one way or the other, the school board had lost its direction, frittering away the broad support for reform with a go-slow, public-be-damned attitude.
So after spending three months frittering away the state surplus, he now admits rates will go up after all.
Or will he continue with his failed strategy of frittering away the state surplus and hoping that some kind of miracle takes place between now and his 2002 re-election campaign?
But instead of making those who actually use the power pay for it, the state has opted to punish everyone universally by frittering away a surplus that's the product of overtaxation.
Exhausted by the pace of production and fretful that he's frittering away his talent on frivolity, Sullivan tells his partner that they're repeating themselves artistically.
That, however, risks frittering away air power, Hallion said.