idle away


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Translations
يَقضي وَقَتَه بلا عَمَل
prolenošit
drive væk
semmittevéssel tölti az idejét
sóa, eyîa
preleňošiť
boşa harcamakziyan etmek

w>idle away

vt sep one’s time etcvertrödeln, verbummeln

idle

(ˈaidl) adjective
1. not working; not in use. ships lying idle in the harbour.
2. lazy. He has work to do, but he's idle and just sits around.
3. having no effect or result. idle threats.
4. unnecessary; without good reason or foundation. idle fears; idle gossip.
verb
1. to be idle or do nothing. On holiday they just idled from morning till night.
2. of an engine etc, to run gently without doing any work. They kept the car engine idling while they checked their position with the map.
ˈidler noun
a lazy person.
ˈidleness noun
ˈidly adverb
idle away
to spend (time) doing nothing. idling the hours away.
References in classic literature ?
They think it is an easy life, idle away a couple of years; and then, because their funds come to an end or because angry parents refuse any longer to support them, drift away from the hospital.
Between the street entertainers, shoppers and tourists it was the perfect way to idle away a morning, window shopping in those high end stores and then sitting with coffee and cake in the sunshine.
Harder in our current age, but equally important for a good society, we should not shy away from expressing disapproval of rent-seekers (those who demand special government privileges), those who harm themselves and their families through habitual intoxication or gambling, and those who idle away their time and talents in frivolous pursuits.
They idle away time till the centre opens its door in the morning to get access first as the centre works only five hours during Ramadan, the official added.
You could, for instance, pedal up north to the Isle of Noirmoutier to idle away the afternoon on one of its empty, beautiful beaches.
As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days.
Cardiff institution Kellys is a must visit for any vinyl junkie wanting to idle away a few hours and unearth some rarities into the bargain.
Since when you idle away your time you reach end before you begin and feel anxiety and sadness without any cause" [19].
Even eschewing the guided tours and staying on board is a perfectly satisfactory way to idle away a week or two, usually at remarkably competitive prices and confident that short of leaping overboard the children can come to little harm.