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  • waste not, want not — mainly spoken phrase used for saying that people who do not waste things always have enough Thesaurus: to waste or misuse a thing or opportunitysynonym Main entry: waste * * * proverb if you use a commodity or resource carefully and without… …   Useful english dictionary

  • waste not, want not — If you don t waste things, you are less likely to end up lacking …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • waste not, want not — ► waste not, want not proverb if you use a commodity or resource carefully and without extravagance you will never be in need. Main Entry: ↑waste …   English terms dictionary

  • waste not, want not — Want is variously used in the senses ‘lack’ and ‘desire’. Another proverb making the connection between waste and want is wilful waste makes woeful want. 1772 WESLEY Letter 10 Aug. (1931) V. 334 He will waste nothing; but he must want nothing.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • waste not, want not — if you do not waste, you will not be needy    Melinda s motto is Waste Not, Want Not. She s very efficient …   English idioms

  • waste not, want not — mainly spoken used for saying that people who do not waste things always have enough …   English dictionary

  • waste not, want not —    If you don t waste things, you are less likely to end up lacking.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Waste not, want not —   If you don t waste things, you are less likely to end up lacking …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • waste — ► VERB 1) use carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose. 2) fail to make full or good use of. 3) (be wasted on) be unappreciated by. 4) (often waste away) become progressively weaker and more emaciated. 5) literary lay waste to. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • waste — waste1 W3S2 [weıst] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bad use)¦ 2 go to waste 3 be a waste of time/money/effort etc 4¦(unwanted materials)¦ 5 a waste of space 6¦(land)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1 5; Date: 1200 1300; Origin: WASTE2] [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waste — [[t]we͟ɪst[/t]] ♦♦ wastes, wasting, wasted 1) VERB If you waste something such as time, money, or energy, you use too much of it doing something that is not important or necessary, or is unlikely to succeed. [V n ing] There could be many reasons… …   English dictionary

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