Something that's engrossing and addictive, but that keeps you from doing things that are actually important, like earning a living, or eating meals, or caring for your children.
"Ever since I got on Facebook I haven't been able to stay away. I'm spending hours on it each day -- it's a total time suck
, but I can't stop! Grocery shopping and laundry will have to wait.
waste of time
Waiting in line at the DMV was a total time suck.
The void that gets created by engaging in an activity that seems like it will be short but ends up taking up huge amounts of time. Like watching video on YouTube
, or browsing definitions on Urban Dictionary
, or playing Halo 3
Tim: I am so tired, last night I was going to bed and grabbed my laptop to check email. Before I knew it I fell into a timesuck on YouTube
and it was 2 am.
Jeff: yeah, that happened to me last week browsing Urban Dictionary
what facebook is
"Facebook is a time suck! I posted a funny picture after dinner and all of a sudden it's midnight!"
An uninterruptable quest to find an answer to a problem that should only have taken less than a few minutes to solve. Solving this puzzle is most often unavoidable and attempts to work around the problem generally add more time and more suck.
Adjusting an ailing carburetor and converting datetime datatypes are my least favorite time sucks.
A giant waste of fucking time.
Dan: Man, this is useless.
Emily: Professor Goldman's reporting one class is a big, fat timesuck!