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time suck

or time-suck or time·suck

[ tahym-suhk ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌsʌk /
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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.

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Origin of time suck

First recorded in 1980–85
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