wait around

wait around

To remain in some location or state while waiting for someone to do something or for something to happen. I'm waiting around the house until the doctor calls with the results of the test. Look, I understand that you're trying to figure out what you want to do with your life, but I'm not just going to wait around until then! I've got my own life that I want to lead. You can come with me if you want, but you'll be waiting around in the car most of the time while I do my errands.
See also: around, wait

wait around

v.
To remain near a location in expectation: I don't want to wait around at home until you call. We waited around for them, but they never came.
See also: around, wait
References in classic literature ?
But if you'll wait around till the old man comes along maybe he can put his hand on it.
They wait around Goro to leap in upon him for their kill.
Affected passengers had to wait around nine minutes to be able to get on the next train.
Current testing measures the levels of a protein in the blood called prostate specific antigen, or PSA and patients have to wait around two weeks for the results.
Simon found it funny but the boys are total professionals and don't want to wait around.
Instead of making use of such people, we make him wait around, and learn to memorise every street in the city he resides.
20, HOLLY'S HOUSE Loopy felt drum shade, PS40, BHS Spring may be a way off yet but that doesn't mean you have to wait around for pretty flowers to put in an appearance.
It's a very short summer this time due to a late finish to the season gone and an early start to the next, so Newcastle really cant wait around.
Witnesses say a number of calls were made to the ambulance service but the injured man was made to wait around an hour and a half before one arrived.
Some say Texas doesn't need to spend any more of its own money on attracting out-of-state businesses, but we can't stand by and wait around for other states to one-up us, writes state Rep.
One even asked me to guess how long his LED would last, as if either of us were clairvoyant or would wait around to find out.
There was an opportunity to stay amateur and wait around for the next Olympics but four years is a long time to wait around.
com)-- Husband and wife team Ben and Michelle Cannon aren't the type to wait around.
People are currently forced to wait around nine weeks to be vetted by the gardai.
Passengers were forced to wait around two hours for a replacement bus.