One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he frittered away the money his father left him’
squander, waste, misuse, misspend, spend unwisely, throw away, dissipate, make poor use of
overspend, spend like water, throw around like confetti, be prodigal with, be wastefully extravagant with, run through, get through, lose, let money slip through one's fingers
informal blow, splurge, chuck something down the drain, pour something down the drain, spend money as if it grew on trees, spend money as if there were no tomorrow, spend money as if it were going out of style
British informal, dated blue
vulgar slang piss away
save, spend wisely
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