waste of effort


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Synonyms for waste of effort

a useless effort

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So it is a waste of effort to just cast the scraps back into a chip cooker, he says.
I might be in the minority on this one, but I thought the game was meaningless and a complete waste of effort for supporters and especially the players, who have had a tough enough season already, and with the most important part to come.
The argument sounds right to those who ignore the waste of effort, scarce resources, and the delayed social costs that we dump on the next generations.
The term "re-inventing the wheel" is often used derisively, usually referring to an activity deemed a waste of effort.
Peter Huxley cries tears over his computer at a waste of effort
A tax such as the one she is referring to is ludicrous and a waste of effort and precious time on behalf of the city.
I feel that to put Bob Diamond in jail would be a total waste of effort.
This is likely to be a waste of effort, though, since a very wide majority of member states remains hostile to the idea.
Appealing to the committee at AGM is a waste of effort.
Rachel Macgregor Hartlepool, Co Durham THE Wright Way sitcom on BBC1 starring David Haig was totally a waste of effort.
In the certain knowledge that anything short of five bags of Blue Circle and a large trowel would be a total waste of effort, I put on my Virgin Holidays bathrobe and traipsed into the Escape Hotel's Spa.
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