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piss in the wind

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piss in the wind

verb phrase

To waste one's time and effort: Why do you think the smart people get out of the job? Because they realize they're pissing into the wind

[1980s+; he who pisseth against the wind, wetteth his shirt is found as an Italian proverb by 1642]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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