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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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References in classic literature ?
Far away, in late spring, "by the sea in the south," the swallows are still lingering around "white Algiers." In Mr.
Powell's moves, with multiple rate cuts baked in for 2019 and hope for a double-cut in September still lingering around at a 15%-30% chance, depending which day you look at Fed Funds futures.
There is a glint of joy when Kim Jockl recognizes someone she has only talked to on the phone before, but then it gives way to a sudden sadness that is always lingering around the surface on these days in late May.
But forecasters warned that the widening storm - and the likelihood of it lingering around the coast for days - would bring seawater surging on to land and torrential downpours.
It may be recalled here that Asad Umar has recently claimed that his government would have to consider a mass privatisation drive as it seeks to obtain the necessary funds to pull the nation out of the economic crises that the nation seems to be lingering around. The creation of this fund may help persuade the IMF to agree to a favorable deal for the country, he hopes.
Temperatures will be lingering around 22C again tomorrow and Wednesday, with more sunshine on Tuesday.
Taiwan Power tries to discourage birds from lingering around power lines, or bumping into them, by installing flashing lights, keeping the areas free of earthworms, and clearing the areas of grass and debris after mowing to discourage birds from making nests nearby.
But League of Ireland chief Fran Gavin is not worried about any hint of uncertainty lingering around the Markets Field club.
The youth of Murle are still lingering around, still killing people, ambushing people", he said.
Asked about his future the former Sunderland manager said: "You are asking the question constantly because it's been lingering around for six months.
Asked about his future Bruce said: "You are asking the question constantly because it's been lingering around for six months.
Youth unemployment also remains high, lingering around 20 percent.
"We were lingering around the green for about five minutes.
"China's manufacturing PMIs in the last three months were lingering around the expansion/contraction threshold but some PMI sub-indices in April have shown encouraging signs," state-run Xinhua News Agency quoted National Bureau of Statistics Senior Analyst Zhao Qinghe as saying.
PMLN has entered into electoral arena of senate with calling for applications from candidates tagging condition that a bank draft of Rs 50000 is mandatory with every application to be filed by the prospective aspirants lingering around the hopes to be seated in the august house of senate.