linger around(redirected from lingering 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.
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.