The Alternative Hebrew Dictionary: חבל על הזמן

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חבל על הזמן 〈ẖbl ʻl hzmn〉
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  1. (literally) It's a waste of time; we're wasting time; we don't have time for this. חבל לך על הזמן, בחיים לא תצליח לתקן את הטרנזיסטור הישן. ẖbl lk ʻl hzmn, bẖyym lʼ ţẕlyẖ lţqn ʼţ htrnzystwr hyşn.〉khavál l'khá al haz'mán, bakhayím lo tatslíakh l'takén et hatranzístor hayashán. — You're wasting your time, you'll never manage to fix your old transistor radio.
  2. (slang) Exceptionally good. אבא שלי קנה לי מחשב חבל על הזמן. 〈ʼbʼ şly qnh ly mẖşb ẖbl ʻl hzmn.〉ába shelí kaná li makhshév khavál al haz'mán. — My dad bought me an awesome computer.

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