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.
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)
a game in which a flat stone is bounced across the surface of water
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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