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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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It is, he insists, "ane harde tyme for the poeple, by reason that yr ys a buzie tyme of sowinge, and in my opynyon excepte the necessytye of the cause desyred yt wth I hope dothe not, Maye is the most fyttest, and idlest [i.
Faced with a choice between honour and reputation, he turns to his rakish best friend Lord Arthur Goring, the idlest man in London.
We have all become accustomed to Catholic leadership in ecumenical thought and action, but in the 1950s it would have required more stretch than most Protestant (or Catholic) imaginations could manage to believe that before long the movement would receive such a "jump start" from so unexpected a quarter, and the thought that a Paulist would be in the forefront would have seemed the idlest of daydreams.