go to waste
Fail to be used or taken advantage of. For example, I hate to see such talent go to waste, or We bought so much food that some will be going to waste. [c. 1500]
A THANKSGIVING SPELLING QUIZ TO FEED YOUR HISTORY KNOWHOW
Before you celebrate family and blessings this year, take this quiz to test your spelling knowledge of the history and important figures of the first Thanksgiving.
Question 1 of 7
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