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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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Wonder idly whether it's now so infamous that Rupert Murdoch has bought the copyright.
We, the people, demand that the government, at the very least, not stand idly by and instead protest these blatant violations of the Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and beef up the country's defenses in guarding what's left of our territory,' the senator added.
They had a vision of equality and freedom and they knew the risks they were taking but they could not stand idly by.
The district administration stands idly by, as ice dealers eke out an excuse of receiving ice block at Rs500 as against the previous price of Rs.
RMT general secretary Bob Crow yesterday accused Business Secretary Vince Cable and the coalition Government of "standing idly by" as bankers partied "like it's 1999".
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg earlier said the Government would not "stand idly by" if banks paid out bumper bonuses.
10 : to handle something idly : toy <Don't play with your food
ACCORDING to Mike German, the Liberal Democrats will not stand idly on the sidelines while Plaid cosy up to Labour.
The misery of its starving people can only be imagined and yet the world stands idly by.
Though the criminals have physically hurt victims on occasion and have mentally traumatized victims time and again, the police still advocate standing idly by as the robbers run wild because the police are afraid someone will get hurt.
Cook was singing, picking idly on her guitar, when Hailey bolted up, enthusing, "I thought up the name Marfa Records, and I think you should be the first artist on my label.
That's certainly the prerogative of those nations, but it doesn't mean the other 29 supporters of the FTAA should sit idly by and allow the few opponents to dictate the agenda.