be at a loose end

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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.
See also: end, loose

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.
See also: end, loose