time hangs heavy on (one's) hands

time hangs heavy on (one's) hands

Time seems to pass very slowly for one, as due to boredom or a lack of stimulation. I always find that time hangs heavy on my hands at these corporate seminars, so I bring a lot of crossword puzzles with me. It's a nice job with good pay, but time hangs heavy on your hands in there.
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Time hangs heavy on someone's hands.

Prov. Time seems to go slowly when one has nothing to do. (Note the variations in the examples.) I don't like it when time hangs so heavily on my hands. John looks so bored. Time hangs heavy on his hands.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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