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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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Please, we hope to see her book on the stands around Bahrain!
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This group simply stands around providing hypothetical causes of the accident.
At the moment the little lad stands around 1 1/2 metres tall and he has a soft grey fluffy coat.
He exerts no influence whatsoever on the state of play and just stands around looking decorative.
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He is made by Goebel, was bought in the late 1980s and stands around 9cm high.
The jury also heard Hampson say that he had one or two one-night stands around the time of 1990, but no long-term relationship.
The queen mother, who customarily stands around beaming at the prince, now competes with her son for the swan's affection.