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1.
Wasting precious time. Instead of being outside doing something important you're dickin around.
C'mon man, we're burnin daylight here. Let's get goin' !
by RickO March 25, 2003
 
2.
Wasting time that could be better used doing something productive.

Used by John Wayne in the 1972 movie "The Cowboys".
"Were burnin' daylight" Wil Andersen (John Wayne) (The Cowboys)
by RichieTheHammerr January 22, 2011