Ex: he spends his money stupidly (ie waste lots of money for non-sense things)

If the above expression is not common then what is the alternative?

  • It's not a fixed phrase for expressing the idea, if that's what you are asking. Jan 1 '15 at 3:30
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    I agree with Stoney. It isn't common or uncommon, but it is something one could correctly say in the situation you described.
    – CocoPop
    Jan 2 '15 at 1:34

To "spend money stupidly" is not a common phrase. This is probably because "stupid" is rude enough to offend, but polite enough not to be used when someone intends to offend. It sounds kind of childish.

One common phrase would be to "waste money". For instance: He got rich playing the Lottery, but he quickly wasted all the money on fast cars and gambling.

  • It's common enough that a google search yielded 5960 instances of "spends money stupidly" - google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=%22spends+money+stupidly%22
    – CocoPop
    Jan 2 '15 at 3:29
  • No, not 5960 instances (Google counts are notoriously inaccurate, especially for low-count phrases). Try clicking forward to one of the later pages - there's less than 100 real hits.
    – nkjt
    Jan 2 '15 at 16:40

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