time sink


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time sink

(By analogy with "heat sink" or "current sink") A project that consumes unbounded amounts of time.
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Surfing the Web can be both valuable and the ultimate information time sink, with ever more intriguing but ever less relevant links beckoning you.
It's still possible to keep ahead of (or leapfrog) your competitors as mobile technology can be a marketing win without being a huge resource and time sink.
Having to try to figure out who owns what little piece of the stack to get something supported is a nightmare, and it's a massive time sink just to keep the infrastructure up and running.
Overall, MMM Fingers 2 is pretty fun and a great time sink.
This is an important category, especially early in the job search, but it can also be a giant time sink. Reviewing employers makes you feel like you are accomplishing something, but in reality it is often just wasting time.
Using T-posts eliminates the time sink of drilling and setting wooden posts and the problem of preventing rot.
It's a time sink for staff and a major inconvenience for residents.
Companies need a way to automate test execution, the most significant cost and time sink in todays SLDC flow.
It's a charming time sink, but there's not really much more to it than that.
Some days there are more faxes to process or paperwork to push than other days but, on the whole, there's no escaping the tedium and time sink that these gloomy chores engender.
He'll need to hear how frustrated they are by the enormous time sink of assessments: of days spent on MAP, of substitutes in for teachers doing Dibels, of weeks and weeks of time for MCAS.
The more significant time sink here will be the effort that goes into revamping software management systems and redesigning label formats.