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.
AMIR Khan insists he will not wait around for Manny Pacquiao having been strung along by Floyd Mayweather Jr in the past.
AMIR KHAN insists he will not wait around for Manny Pacquiao, having been strung along by Floyd Mayweather Jr in the past.
AMIR KHAN will not wait around for a fight with Manny Pacquiao, having been strung along by Floyd Mayweather Jnr in the past.
Don't wait around for Rage Against the Machine, form your own band and get it done,' he said.
President Trump tweeted yesterday, "I think that China felt they were being beaten so badly in the recent negotiation that they may as well wait around for the next election, 2020, to see if they could get lucky & have a Democrat win - in which case they would continue to rip-off the USA for $500 Billion a year....
Affected passengers had to wait around nine minutes to be able to get on the next train.
I TOTALLY agree with Bill Platt's letter in the Birmingham Mail on Tuesday, January 6, regarding the amount of patients who are having to wait around on hospital trolleys for hours before being seen, and how it is all part of a wider population problem.
The priority was to get the traffic moving, not to wait around for hours for the clipboard people, the assessors and whatever other expert is needed as in this country to make copious measurements and notes whilst hundreds or even thousands of frustrated motorists are forced to sit and wait.
He had to wait around all day because it was a day we were shooting three different scenes.
At the height of the delays, commuters were forced to wait around two hours as congestion stretched from Junction 27 to Junction 34 at Miskin.
BoyleSports spokeswoman Aoife Heffron said: "Cheryl and Liam don't seem to want to wait around having already moved in together.
"Currently patients have to wait around two weeks for their results and this waiting can prove to be very stressful."
Instead of making use of such people, we make him wait around, and learn to memorise every street in the city he resides.