In idle

in vain.
- Chaucer.

See also: Idle

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Once the background levels were reached in the area of the bus driver's seat, the engines were started and remained running in idle (Ohio Revised Code 3717.
Said Carl: "Since we introduced this report, we have seen another decrease in idle time and think that this further saving is sustainable.
Said Carl: "Since this has been produced and distributed to drivers, it has encouraged them to make a reduction in idle time and to make cost savings.
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The car is designed to run down the road, not to sit in idle.
In some of our early adopter configurations we have already seen more than a 90 percent drop in idle power while crossing the boundary from milliamps to microamps, with much of the savings coming from major reduction in clock distribution power," says Drew Wingard, chief technology officer, Sonics Inc.
These special modes reduce the specifications for the 45 GB 7200 rpm model to 3 bels seeking and less than 3 W in idle mode.
AdSavers are animated screensaver ads that are activated on a PC screen when it is in idle mode.