stand around


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stand around

To stand in or around a single location, idly wasting time. Stop standing around and help me push this car off the road! I thought the farm would be fun for the kids, but they all just stood around looking bored.
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stand around

to wait around, standing; to loiter. Please don't stand around. Get busy! Why are all these people standing around doing nothing?
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stand around

v.
To stand idly near a location: That assistant just stands around while other people work. I've been standing around waiting for you. There was nothing to do, so we just stood around.
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Tral (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 21 ( ANI ): At least one civilian was killed and seven personnel of 180 Bn CRPF injured in a grenade attack followed by firing by unidentified militants near the Tral bus stand around 12:00 a.
With state and federal aid, Pekin's share of the whole project will stand around $16,500 5% of the cost.
Even though I'm not the type of person who can stand around and get deep just staring at the Grand Canyon or a painting in a gallery, I was floored by the grandeur of Rome.
Wakes, after all, revolve around bodies: the Body of Christ, which saves us from eternal death; the dead body, there in the casket; and the bodies that kneel and weep or that stand around and tell funny stories about the one who's laid out.
The Americans at the bar, who outnumber the expatriates 20 to one, stand around the mom's edges like wallflowers at a junior high school dance, shooting each other geeky smiles, feeling privileged to be party to the action.
He added: They just stand around on cliffs looking like gimps.
What some of the older hookers don't realise is that they used to stand around not doing much.
The city where the unspeakable has occurred is now hosting the unthinkable--a show where guys just stand around playing with their dorks.
When a blizzard brought Chavies to a standstill, the residents didn't stand around wondering when the plows would come; they gathered at the town gas station and pooled tire chains.
Instead, they pose for pictures, talk, or simply stand around looking bored.
They get paid less than $100 a day to stand around as part of a downtrodden Irish crowd scene.
It was an unusually warm November 7th during New York's archery season when I climbed into my stand around 6:30 a.
Overall, infection rates for gay men continue to stand around 1.