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stand around

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.
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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

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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The value of the Charas in the international market stands around Rs 5 million.
At the moment the little lad stands around 1 1/2 metres tall and he has a soft grey fluffy coat.
Alas, the average Hummer stands around 6ft high, meaning 5ft 4in Shaun would have needed to keep a box handy to help him climb in.
Set in a church or a courtroom - or maybe one's the same as the other back in 1692 - teenage girls caterwaul, Kirstie Alley, Gloria Reuben and others overact fiercely, and Henry Czerny stands around looking bewildered (appropriately, given the circumstances).
The queen mother, who customarily stands around beaming at the prince, now competes with her son for the swan's affection.
We would love to see an actual magazine on news stands around the world that catered to domain names.
But instead of having Park take part in acrobatic fight scenes, he stands around most of the film with a walkie-talkie in hand.
Scott Thomas merely stands around smiling beatifically, but she does it a lot less convincingly than she has elsewhere.
Although the movie, directed by Dan Ireland from a screenplay by James Still, is set in New York City, its real location is an erotically overheated never-never land where everyone stands around drooling enviously at the two hunks who have found each other.
The ol' triangle-and-two, where a couple of guys hound the shooters and everybody else stands around in a zone.
That makes it all the harder to figure out why Vaughn, as Clay Hewitt, stands around passively soaking up the abuse.