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Pour Money Down the Drain

You can see what the English idiom to pour money down the drain means in the following picture:


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To pour money down the drain means to waste money. If I told you that I was spending most of my salary in the casino every weekend, you probably would tell me that I am pouring my money down the drain (either that or you would wish me good luck, right?!). Look at the following headlines to demonstrate the use of to pour money down the drain:
Money Down the Drain: Why Bottled Water is Bad
-walletpop.ca, August 19 2011, WalletPop Editor
Can you afford to pour money down the drain?
-sepa.org.uk, leaflet
I think that it’s fair to say that no one wants to
pour money down the drain. People want to save money when they can. In your opinion, what are the top ways of pouring money down the drain? You can find some of the ways - and some valuable tips - in the following video:

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