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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.
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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.
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Would they only have gone away, and left her in the quiet possession of that room it would have been her cure; but to have them all standing or waiting around her was distracting, and in desperation, she said she would go home.
With the help of machine learning, the Nest cameras are able to identify packages independently, eliminating the task of waiting around for delivery.
"I still can't believe I've had 39 fights now, even though I've had two years of waiting around.
On Saturday, Waiting Around was released to the world via all the major online streaming platforms including: Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon music and Apple music.
On Saturday, Waiting Around was released to the world via all the major online streaming platforms including Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon music and Apple music by the Kidderminster group.
DEBBIE McGee says she would consider marrying again - but she is not waiting around for a new man.
They're not waiting around for bad stuff to happen - instead they've organised Rude Health, a day of awesome music to raise funds and awareness during the Sound of Belfast festival.
And the new Telegraph website also brings with it pages that will load MUCH quicker than in the past - so no more waiting around. Our pictures have got bigger too - so you really immerse yourself in all things Sky Blues or take a walkthrough of the Coventry of yesterday with our nostalgia content.
FORMULA ONE JENSON BUTTON has been told by Williams that they will not be "waiting around" for him to make up his mind on his future in Formula One.
I am not going to be waiting around because that is just not the right mentality for a team like ours to have.
Reading about his struggle for the past two years, simply just waiting around, whereas once upon a time, his schedule used to be filled is truly frustrating.
The flow of third country nationals from the opposite Turkish coast to Lesvos appears to be falling off slightly, based on arrival figures collected on the island over the last few days, authorities on the eastern Aegean island reported on Monday.
Over the 24 hours between 6:00 on Sunday and the same time on Monday morning, a total of 3,510 third country nationals were registered as refugees the Moria registration and identification centre, while the number arriving by boat during the same period reached 3,660.Ee
Another 3,860 are currently waiting around the centre to be let in and 4,388 third country nationals -- most from the Middle East -- have been processed and are waiting to leave the island for the mainland.
Imagine waiting around since the Great Depression for your 15 minutes of fame, only to pass away shortly thereafter.
"A lot of times, women get relegated to roles where they're expected to have their act together, and they're the mature one waiting around for the boyfriend or the husband.