linger around

linger around

to wait around; to be idle some place. Don't linger around. Get going! All the students were lingering around, waiting until the last minute to go into the building.
See also: around, linger
References in classic literature ?
He feels that he is drawing nearer to the world below, and seems to linger around the memory of the past.
But there is a fatality, a feeling so irresistible and inevitable that it has the force of doom, which almost invariably compels human beings to linger around and haunt, ghost-like, the spot where some great and marked event has given the colour to their lifetime; and, still the more irresistibly, the darker the tinge that saddens it.
Brooms and dishcloths never could be as distasteful as they once had been, for Beth had presided over both, and something of her housewifely spirit seemed to linger around the little mop and the old brush, never thrown away.
The expedients of the pioneers who first broke ground in the settlement of this country are succeeded by the permanent improvements of the yeoman who intends to leave his remains to moulder under the sod which he tills, or perhaps of the son, who, born in the land, piously wishes to linger around the grave of his father.
Twenty-five years ago he had advised the cabinet member that if he was ever 'short' of a bed warmer for the night, the best way to solve the problem was to linger around the Central Lobby and engage a stranger in conversation.
Certain family members would generally linger around the stove hoping to catch a sneaky taste and mum would shout from various points in the house for them to 'leave it alone.
The Wlodarskis have found happy stories of ghosts that linger around ballrooms and even bars.
Since this January debut, the album has gone triple platinum and has continued to linger around Billboard's Top 5, resurfacing to No.
I'd like to think that none of this would linger around.
Coumont's concept was simple: create a place where friends, family and even newcomers could come together and linger around a communal table to have their daily bread.
I couldn't linger around the biscuit aisle in the supermarket in case someone said 'Ooh, she's buying hobnobs not making them.
HIS records may have been expunged, but disgraced Lance Armstrong continues to linger around the Tour de France.
A lot of sea fog will linger around the SW of the UK for the next couple of days so it will remain a lot cooler near coasts.
The rise in junk bonds and bankruptcies are the latest sign of stress in the petroleum sector as US crude prices linger around $45 a barrel, down nearly 60 per cent since June.
The CID operates cops in plain clothes to seize suspects who linger around bank customers, and whose involvement in crime is ascertained," he said, noting that, police patrols keep a watchful eye on suspects in different parts of Abu Dhabi.