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Idle

Describing a project or asset that is not being used and therefore is not generating revenue. An idle asset usually has a maintenance cost associated with it. Companies therefore attempt not to have idle assets unless demand drops below a certain level.
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While the players idle away the hours playing hide and seek with Sol Campbell, the wives and girlfriends will be exchanging tanning tips at a hotel pool 20 miles away.
In the adaptation of Graham Greene's novel by director Philip Noyce, Fowler would rather idle away time with his mistress, the gorgeous former taxi dancer Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen), rather than concern himself with the French colonial powers' attempt to put down the mostly communist-led insurgency in Vietnam.
Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) fights to save a patient on her own and Carter and Abby discuss their future together as they idle away several days in quarantine.
There is a living room in which to idle away the day reading newspapers in Italian and English, a billiard room, card tables, tennis court, pillared pool with Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium - and the hotel even boasts a helipad
How are we going to idle away boring motorway journeys now
Their latest stop is sunny Gibraltar, where, apart from school, they idle away their time on the shoreline,diving, snorkelling and spearing octopus.
From inside the Green Zone they broadcast middle-of-the-road music from Freedom Radio, and the troops idle away the hours at Camp Victory near the airport.