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    Palyed Ducks and Drakes

    Hi,

    I would like to know the correct usage of "played ducks and drakes"

    And can this idiom be replaced by any other idiom.

    What is the correct usage of Chip on My Shoulder..

    Thanks


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    Re: Palyed Ducks and Drakes

    He played ducks and drakes with our money = he wasted it through misuse See here:
    Play ducks and drakes

    "To have a chip on your shoulder" means to have strong feelings about something that override good sense. See here: Chip on your shoulder

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    Re: Palyed Ducks and Drakes

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to know the correct usage of "played ducks and drakes"

    And can this idiom be replaced by any other idiom.

    What is the correct usage of Chip on My Shoulder..

    Thanks
    hello!



    to play ducks and drakes with

    or
    to make ducks and drakes of = to handle recklessly

    e.g.
    He played ducks and drakes with his fortune.






    bye bye,
    Madox

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