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Wasted and not used well

wasted

adjective

something such as time or money that is wasted is not used effectively

underused

adjective

not used enough, so that people do not get all the benefits that they could

misspent

adjective

wasted or used badly

lost

adjective

lost time or chances have been wasted

underutilized

adjective

underused

down the drain

completely lost or wasted

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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