linger around

linger around

To wait or loaf idly or expectantly (in some place or location). We all lingered around to hear the test results after class. I lingered around New York for a few weeks after I finished college hoping to find a job, but I knew deep down I would eventually move back to Michigan. I want you to get a job—I don't want you lingering around the house for the whole summer.
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linger around

to wait around; to be idle some place. Don't linger around. Get going! All the students were lingering around, waiting until the last minute to go into the building.
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References in classic literature ?
He feels that he is drawing nearer to the world below, and seems to linger around the memory of the past.
But there is a fatality, a feeling so irresistible and inevitable that it has the force of doom, which almost invariably compels human beings to linger around and haunt, ghost-like, the spot where some great and marked event has given the colour to their lifetime; and, still the more irresistibly, the darker the tinge that saddens it.
Brooms and dishcloths never could be as distasteful as they once had been, for Beth had presided over both, and something of her housewifely spirit seemed to linger around the little mop and the old brush, never thrown away.
Burning too much joss paper will make the ghosts think they will be served daily at that location, and they will tend to linger around.
MIKE Ashley wants to see solid progress on the sale of Newcastle United in January as uncertainty continues to linger around St James' Park.
Do not allow your children or pets to linger around trees.
As amateur crime blogger Alex Goddard uncovers disturbing evidence on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, documenting the assault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high school football team, questions linger around the collusion of teen and adult bystanders.
Elsewhere, figures will linger around 15-16C across many places in the west -- a stark contrast from last weekend's 25C highs.
Furthermore, the report highlighted urea inventory for May 2018 is projected to linger around 380,000 tons compared to 434,000 tons in April 2018.
Lowest temperatures of 10C to 13C." It won't be as warm heading into the June Bank Holiday Weekend but temperatures will linger around the 20C mark.
Instead, it's more likely that the moon's dusty, outer layer will be stripped away first, creating a temporary ring that might linger around Mars for 1 to 100 million years.
Though he presents various interpretations of the most notorious events in mob history, he does not uncover new evidence or attempt, ultimately, to resolve the numerous mysteries that linger around mob lore.
I couldn't linger around the biscuit aisle in the supermarket in case someone said 'Ooh, she's buying hobnobs not making them."
HIS records may have been expunged, but disgraced Lance Armstrong continues to linger around the Tour de France.
A lot of sea fog will linger around the SW of the UK for the next couple of days so it will remain a lot cooler near coasts.