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To stand in or around a single location, idly wasting time. Stop standing around and help me push this car off the road! I thought the farm would be fun for the kids, but they all just stood around looking bored.
to wait around, standing; to loiter. Please don't stand around. Get busy! Why are all these people standing around doing nothing?
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.