(something) is a waste of time

When something is "a waste of time", it means that you spend a lot of time doing it, but don't get any benefits from it in the end. This is a common phrase people use when they're talking about:

  • things that they have to do but don't want to do (like waiting in a line)
  • things that they want to do but don't think are useful (like playing video games or using some websites)

This phrase appears in these lessons: