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laze away

1. To be idle or slothful; to be totally inactive. ("Laze" is an informal verbalization of "lazy.") I don't want you lazing away on this sofa for the whole weekend, young man! After a long week of work, there's nothing I like better than to laze away for a while with video games or movies.
2. To pass a certain amount or period of time by being very lazy or idle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "laze" and "away." Too many kids just laze the summer away in front of their computers or televisions. In my 20s, I would spend every Friday and Saturday night at the bar with my friends, but now that I have kids, I just want to laze away the evenings at home.
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laze something away

to spend a period of time being lazy. I just love to sit here and laze the day away. I will laze away the entire day.
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Now in its fourth year, the Sunday Service is the place to laze away a Sunday afternoon in true L.A.
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They gave up work, bought boats and top-of-the-range cars, and found themselves free to laze away the days sipping cool drinks under their island's swaying palm trees and splashing in the warm sea.
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A POPULAR city tea shop has launched a new afternoon tea session to help people laze away their Sundays.
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They're open during the day too, and it's the kind of place you could happily laze away an afternoon browsing the papers and people-watching from the comfort of the big squashy sofas.
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AUGUST 20-31: Sit back in a deckchair and laze away a few hours in Trafalgar Square, London, watching street theatre and dance in the One Magic Summer Show celebrating the Great British Summer with humour and fun.
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Or sup a pint of the black stuff while you laze away the days on the Emerald Isle.