In idle

in vain.
- Chaucer.

See also: Idle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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You can feel the vitriol in Idle's veins when he writes how this lawsuit forced the Pythons to reunite for several London shows.
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 3717.42) for six minutes.
Said Carl: "Since we introduced this report, we have seen another decrease in idle time and think that this further saving is sustainable.
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"The car is designed to run down the road, not to sit in idle. The fuel doesn't burn off properly (while idling) - you get more sludge and buildup inside the oil and on the valves."
And testing at Fort Greeley also showed the Volvo L120E was operating with similar reductions in idle times, he said.