go to waste

go to waste


•to not be used
•to squander or miss an opportunity


When the Native American Indians killed a buffalo absolutely nothing went to waste.

Our new apartment has a small refrigerator so now we can’t buy many groceries and nothing goes to waste.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘go to waste’ mean?

The idiom go to waste means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘go to waste’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘go to waste’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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