idle about

idle about

To be lazy. Can you please get Billy to go to the playground or something? He's just been idling about all day.
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idle about

to loiter around, doing nothing. Please don't idle about. Get busy! Andy is idling about today.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If your engine was set too rich (i.e., 150-RPM rise on shutdown) and you corrected this by turning the idle mixture screw as needed to give the desired 50-RPM rise, your engine will now probably idle about 100 RPM faster than before.