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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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Manyang urged the women not to give up, pledging that his government will make a law against idleness in the state to ensure that "every body, including adults to work for themselves".
The records examine delights of marriage, charms of idleness, sorrows of hardship, and pleasures of roaming.
Idleness is a precious tool for reflection and creativity.
"Short historical memory means short and unclear historic future," stated minister Donchev, adding that "Bulgaria's liberty today is threatened by poor judgment, idleness and apathy."
Prisoners will no longer live a life of "enforced, bored idleness" and instead be forced to work to pay compensation to their victims, Ken Clarke has said.
With people compulsively checking text messages and tweeting updates on their whereabouts, idleness seems a thing of the past.
Not one that rewards idleness but one that helps people intowork and if people have towork for their benefits,why not?
Tom Rutter's contribution to this conversation is Work and Play on the Shakespearean Stage (2008), which explores ideas about "work" and "play" in early modern England and their ramifications for both those in the business of playing and playgoers; more specifically, Rutter employs close analyses of play-texts to illustrate the ways in which labor and idleness were represented on the stage to address specific segments of the socially conscious play-going public.
"Idleness is not bad; it's noble," says Tom Hodgkinson, author of How to Be Idle.
I always come back to this quote in the Japanese Essays in Idleness: 'In everything ...