time-filler

time-filler

n
an activity that occupies time which would otherwise be wasted
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In the literature, time-filler content superposition has been proposed to obtain mastercurves, for example by Marcovic et al.
And events commentator Alastair Bruce, who owns the time-filler extraordinaire trophy: "We'll be outside the christening, feeling very much the atmosphere coming out of the walls.
The other standard time-filler is a feature on so-called payday loan sharks.
It happened by chance after a viewer sent in two toy koala bears which appeared on screen next to Jean as a time-filler between programmes.
Those that do take place are usually full of meaningless generalisations and cliches that make the interview nothing more than a time-filler between horses leaving the paddock and getting to the start.
Imagine if on top of that they had an even better pacifier and time-filler, the Internet
Mr Andrews' latest moan comes after a BBC journalist e-mailed every AM asking where they were taking their summer holidays for a Good Morning Wales time-filler.
Glossy time-filler with rich couple Jonathan and Jennifer Hart trying to get to the bottom of another mystery.
Our police HQat Colwyn Bay does, of course, already have a five-years-old file on Anne Robinson, having investigated her jealousy of the Welsh in another TV time-filler called Room 101.
Would it work best as an icebreaker, introduction, time-filler, or termination?
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