stand around


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stand around

to wait around, standing; to loiter. Please don't stand around. Get busy! Why are all these people standing around doing nothing?
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stand around

to stay in one place doing little or nothing After the fire was put out, most of the fire fighters left, and the few remaining just seemed to be standing around.
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stand around

v.
To stand idly near a location: That assistant just stands around while other people work. I've been standing around waiting for you. There was nothing to do, so we just stood around.
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Even though I'm not the type of person who can stand around and get deep just staring at the Grand Canyon or a painting in a gallery, I was floored by the grandeur of Rome.
When a blizzard brought Chavies to a standstill, the residents didn't stand around wondering when the plows would come; they gathered at the town gas station and pooled tire chains.
Instead, they pose for pictures, talk, or simply stand around looking bored.
They get paid less than $100 a day to stand around as part of a downtrodden Irish crowd scene.
It was an unusually warm November 7th during New York's archery season when I climbed into my stand around 6:30 a.
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I didn't figure it would be fun to just kind of stand around,'' Matusak said.
Until the novelty wore off, a few of us artists would stand around and watch.
When we just stand around, like we did in the first half, we become stagnant.
They stand around the edges like actors in the wings waiting to go on.
Sims can fend for themselves, they won't just stand around waiting for the player's commands, but they live a much more interesting life with direction.
And it's not hard to imagine our Gavin looking back at ``Headful of Ghosts'' (``I stand around at American weddings .