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
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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.
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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.
"Those [workers] who want to pray can pray, those who want to work can work," one of them said, pointing out that many were non-Muslim and had previously been obliged to idle away time.
I doubt many will have the time or inclination to idle away waiting for census clerks, who may or may not turn up.It is ironic that the fellows in charge are crowing that this is the first ever digital census in Kenya, yet it might be the slowest on record.
As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days.
Idle away to the sounds of waves at some of Orlando's coolest beaches.
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.