sit around

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Verb1.sit around - be around, often idly or without specific purpose; "The object sat in the corner"; "We sat around chatting for another hour"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
References in classic literature ?
I'm kind o' languid, with all night in an' nothin' to do but sit around.
These alleys are paved with stone, and carpeted with deceased cats, and decayed rags, and decomposed vegetable- tops, and remnants of old boots, all soaked with dish-water, and the people sit around on stools and enjoy it.
In the evenings they would sit around the cleared supper table, she doing odd jobs of mending, Martin reading, checking up the interest dates on his mortgages or making entries in his account book, while Bill at his books, would study to the accompaniment of record after record, blissfully unconscious of what a thorn in the flesh he and his music were to both his parents.
Yes, a man can keep his trademark current in such a country, but he can't sit around and do it; he has got to be on deck and attending to business right along.
Why should we assume the faults of our friend, or wife, or father, or child, because they sit around our hearth, or are said to have the same blood?
They are incredibly comfy too, as they sit around your ear lobes.
But Sharon Barclay, 43, of Canterbury, said: "I feel sorry for the poor PCSOs who are asked to sit around in a village store waiting to speak to Mrs Miggins about her lost cat.
But for most of the last four or five years I've been out on loan so I've not really had time to sit around and think about it.
Cheryl couldn't sit around any longer," the Sun quoted source as saying.
As we sit around this table, I think we should be mindful of what they do when they sit around their kitchen table.
You old folk do like to sit around a lot, don't you?
Sometime I'll just sit around and order food all day.