Waist (n.) is the central part of the body, around which one might buckle a belt. Waste means (v.) to squander or gluttonously release or (n.) that which is worthless and discarded, as in garbage.
She put her hand around his waist, her fingers reaching beneath his thick leather belt, beneath his fine pressed white shirt to his warm skin underneath.
“Waste not a moment,” he said. “We have but 30 minutes before my wife arrives, and I would want not a moment of it to go to waste.”
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