timesuck
n. An activity that uses up large amounts of time.

Example Citation:
"The telephone is a major timesuck. The time-management experts say that you shouldn't reflexively answer your phone, but this requires strength of character, a steel-hardened sense of priorities, and I am, at core, hideously feeble. The worst timesucks are the human variety, rogue timesuckers moving through the office, mouths agape, poised to suck time like whales swallowing krill."
—Joel Achenbach, "TIME OUT; TO: Busy readers; FROM: Joel Achenbach; RE: Time-evaporation epidemic; Length: 76 column inches; Estimated reading time: 17 minutes," The Washington Post

Earliest Citation:
Depending on how you feel about dogs, the program is either an amusing way to simulate pet ownership or the biggest timesuck since Tetris was invented.
—George Mannes, “These dogs won"t byte,“ Daily News, May 26, 1996

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