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?"
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I'm kind o' languid, with all night in an' nothin' to do but sit around. It makes me fair sick at the thought of hearin' the old gent say once again, 'I think, steward, one of those prime cocktails would be just the thing before dinner.' We'll take a little ice-machine along next voyage, an' give 'm the best.
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.
"Over the past 10 years, there was no significant change in physical activity levels, but there was a significant increase in the time we sit around," said senior researcher Dr.
Most of the time it is to sit around to stay warm and share stories.
He said: "Joshua was talking rubbish - I'm not going to sit around and wait for him.
Q WE are not the kind of people to sit around a pool but an adrenaline-fuelled activity holiday isn't us either.
"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.
I was very struck by the importance of the table and how easy it was to sit around and talk to everyone.
"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?