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sit around (somewhere)

to sit somewhere and relax or do nothing; to sit idly somewhere. Tom likes to sit around the house in shorts and a T-shirt on hot days. Too many people are just sitting around doing nothing at my office.
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sit around something

to be seated at the edge or perimeter of something. They sat around the camp fire for hours. We used to sit around the big kitchen table and talk.
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sit around

to relax sitting; to waste time sitting. Don't just sit around! Get moving! I need to sit around every now and then and reorganize my thoughts.
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sit around

To sit idly near a location: We sat around the airport waiting for our flight. I've been sitting around waiting for you for almost two hours.
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We sit around the table and talk about diversity, but it may not mean the same thing to each of us here," notes Redia Anderson, chief diversity officer at Deloitte & Touche.
Although, why bother letting it sit around if you can defrost it just before eating?
The best kind of school is one where the faculty can sit around a big table and make decisions about the school," says Ann Cook, principal of Urban Academy Laboratory High School in New York City, a school of 120 students.
You know, what happens when you build a fire is that people come out from the cold and sit around and enjoy each other's company.
The Losers' Club is formed on a whim one day as Alex and his two best friends sit around complaining about the treatment they receive at the hands of Jerry and his cronies.
This is a historic moment for me and for all of us sitting here today when we see former adversaries sit around the table of peace to discuss reconciliation and discuss the future of Angola, the future of this country and the future of its people.
While others sit around talking about how to get more students into accounting, Ida has been out there for years actively bringing them in.
If you allow your savings to sit around the house, you're actually stealing from yourself.
The Clinton administration proved in Yugoslavia that it's not going to sit around and wait for congressional approval before waging an actual war.
The deepest part of the mammalian ear doesn't just sit around listening, according to new anatomical research.
Halloween treats often sit around in candy dishes and containers for several days.
But Sharon Barclay, 43, of Canterbury, said: "I feel sorry for the poor PCSOs who are asked to sit around in a village store waiting to speak to Mrs Miggins about her lost cat.
Worry She went on: "We aren't one of those families who sit around on benefits but the problem is they seem to be the only people the system cares about.
What they're really saying is, we're going to sit around and watch the crisis get worse and maybe give some benefit to those who are victims, but we're really not going to do anything to slow it down or address the loss of all these affordable units,'' said Larry Gross, executive director for the Coalition for Economic Survival, which wants a moratorium on condo conversions.