time suck

or time-suck,or time·suck


noun Informal.

something that takes up too much of one's time: Social media is addictive and a huge time suck when I should be studying.

Origin of time suck

First recorded in 1980–85
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  • It provides a time-suck while waiting for the bus to arrive, rather than an actual platform for seeking out a meaningful match.

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