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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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The women and children, who lingered around the entrance, took up the words in an echo, which was succeeded by another shrill and plaintive howl.
The comment from Nigel Green, the chief executive and founder of deVere Group, the $12bn advisory giant that launched deVere Crypto in early 2018, comes as the world's largest cryptocurrency has lingered around this mark for several days, before jumping up on Monday.
inflation rate lingered around 11.3%, and a gallon of gas cost about 42 cents.
I regretted it and it lingered around me for years, when Sir Bobby left.
"That lingered around me for years when Sir Bobby Robson left.
The England result lingered around camp briefly, before thoughts turned to Yuika Sugasawa, left, and Japan
The manner of the defeat by the Reds is one that unfortunately has lingered around Goodison Park for a few months now.
Convenor of ExCo Non-official Members: There are many divided issues in Hong Kong, and these divided issues have lingered around for too long.
However, he said the elephants lingered around the camp gate and could not leave due to interruption from traffic from the nearby road.
Summary: Following Twitter's announcement of banning cryptocurrency ads, Bitcoin prices lingered around the $8000 mark, according to a report in Bloomberg.
"The car first arrived at half past nine in broad daylight, lingered around the gate of the premises for around five minuets, then left," said Ben Smith.
"Lando" (international name: "Koppu") was not a particularly strong typhoon like "Yolanda" in 2013, but it dumped so much rain and its fringe winds lingered around for days after it arrived last Monday.
The smell of beer lingered around the warm tunnel leading to the parquet floor of Smart Araneta Coliseum and Romeo Travis did not want any part of the alcohol.
William, 32, warned in his prematch speech: "There seems to be a huge disconnect between the sense of fair play that guides those playing and supporting the game and the allegations of corruption that Blatter have lingered around the international management of the sport." He said "football and its fans" were owed urgent reforms.