ducks and drakes








noun

  1. 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.
Idioms
  1. 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 singular)

  1. a game in which a flat stone is bounced across the surface of water
  2. make ducks and drakes of, play ducks and drakes with or play at ducks and drakes with to use recklessly; squander or waste

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