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ill-spent (not comparable)

  1. Of money, not spent wisely.
    • 1962 October, “The Victoria Line”, in Modern Railways, page 218:
      In recent years the defeat of the U.S. long-distance passenger train by its competitors has often been quoted as a lesson to Britain. Dieselisation did not save it: therefore, it is argued (without reference to the very different conditions of inter-city travel in this country), modernisation of main-line B.R. passenger services is money ill-spent.