(In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

(In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

Idiom Play ducks and drakes Urdu Eng meanings+examples

 Idiom TO PLAY DUCKS AND DRAKES
(Bay dardi say zaya kerna)
Meanings: To dispose something by Mercilessly/Brutally
Usage: He played ducks and drakes with the wealth and got poor.

The main word used in this idiom is:  
ducks and drakes
noun
1.
Also, duck and drake. a pastime in which flat stones or shells are thrown across water so as to skip over the surface several times before sinking.
Idioms
2.
play ducks and drakes with, to handle recklessly; squander:
He played ducks and drakes with his fortune.
Also, make ducks and drakes of.


Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; from a fancied likeness to a waterfowl's movements

British Dictionary definitions for ducks and drakes
ducks and drakes
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
a game in which a flat stone is bounced across the surface of water
2.
make ducks and drakes of, play ducks and drakes with, play at ducks and drakes with, to use recklessly; squander or waste
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Nearby words for ducks and drakes
  • ducking stool
  • duckling
  • duckpin
  • duckpins
  • ducks
  • ducks and drakes
  • ducktail
  • duckweed
  • duckwheat
  • ducky
  • ducommun

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