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.
The rest of us just sit around feeling hot, fat and itchy and accepting that Holly Willoughby is the only oChristm person on planet earth who looks good in a Christmas jumper.
They are incredibly comfy too, as they sit around your ear lobes.
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.
You old folk do like to sit around a lot, don't you?
Sometime I'll just sit around and order food all day.
We shouldn't sit around and wait for another plane to hit a building, or for a train to blow up.
We are all busy but to all come together and sit around at night is a must.