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.
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

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