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kill time

Fig. to use something up, especially time. I killed time reading a novel. The employees were not encouraged to kill time.
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kill time

to do something while waiting We were early for our appointment, so we killed time at a bookstore.
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kill time

to do something which is not very useful or interesting while you are waiting for time to pass We usually play guessing games to kill time at airports.
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kill time

Pass time aimlessly. For example, There was nothing to do, so I sat around killing time until dinner was ready. This idiom was first recorded about 1768.
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The estate gangs kill time with banter, alcopops and dope.
WHEN NOT RACING through the streets of Melbourne or weaving the strands of its not-so-elaborate heist, Scott Roberts' caper comedy ``The Hard Word'' is catching its breath with a palate-cleansing exchange from a pair of brothers sitting at a cafe plotting ways to kill time.
OneShot Plus DD carries remarkable efficacy claims, including a 30-second kill time on standard indicator bacteria, a 24-hour residual kill on standard indicator bacteria, a 2-minute kill time on some resistant strains of bacteria including MRSA and VRE, a 10-minute kill time on fungi, a 30-second kill time on HIV Type I and 3-10-minute kill times on other pathogenic viruses.
It started in 1994 as a way to kill time and entertain fellow cast members in a Montreal production of ``Macbeth,'' in which Miller portrayed Murderer No.
Pure-Enviro Biotech's SDC-based Enviroguard disinfectant carries a 30-second kill time on standard indicator bacteria, a 24-hour residual kill on standard indicator bacteria, a 2-minute kill time on some resistant strains of bacteria, a 10-minute kill time on fungi, a 30-second kill time on HIV Type I, and a 10-minute kill time on other pathogenic viruses.
Said psychologist, Chris Kelvin (George Clooney in a casting stretch), has never recovered from the death of his wife (Natascha McElhone) and takes the assignment as another way to kill time and dull his grief.
BioSilver carries a 30 second kill time and a remarkable 24 hour residual kill on Staph, Pseudomonas and Salmonella, a 2 minute kill time on MRSA and VRE, a 10 minute kill time on fungi, a 30 second kill time on HIV Type I, and a 10 minute kill time on other viruses - and does not require rinsing after application.
Movies will kill time on Saturdays, while Sunday's lineup remains intact with the exception of ``Alias,'' a ``Snoops'' redux about a college coed-cum-spy from the creator of ``Felicity,'' which assumes ``Millionaire's'' 9 p.
Only Oxivir Tb and Carpe Diem Tb disinfectants offer a 60-second kill time, which is highly effective against pathogens such as MRSA, but with a health hazard rating of zero, which means it has a product-safety profile well-suited for use in schools.
If you're at a table with a few friends enjoying a beer, it's a great way to kill time.
Attractive applications like MTV and weather ("Snack TV") can be shown within 15 minutes to help users kill time while waiting for transportation.
They kill time with dinner parties and gossip or by puffing on hookahs, the better to feed their amorous intoxications.