be at a loose end(redirected from be at loose ends)
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be at a loose end
To have nothing to do, often resulting in boredom. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Connie is at a loose end because she finished all of her chores early. My plans were canceled, so I'm at a loose end now.
be at a loose end(British & Australian) also be at loose ends (American)
to have nothing to do If you find yourself at a loose end over the weekend, you could always clean out the garden shed. Sarah was at loose ends in a strange city when she first met Bob.