twiddle thumbs


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twiddle one's thumbs

Fig. to pass the time by twirling one's thumbs. What am I supposed to do while waiting for you? Sit here and twiddle my thumbs? Don't sit around twiddling your thumbs. Get busy!
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twiddle your thumbs

to do nothing Dan spent a whole day twiddling his thumbs, waiting for a package to be delivered.
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twiddle your thumbs

to have nothing useful to do while you are waiting for something to happen Until I get the go-ahead, I'm just sitting around twiddling my thumbs.
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twiddle (one's) thumbs

To do little or nothing; be idle.
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