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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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Based on Muntinlupa Revenue Code, landowners are exempted from the idle land tax for reasons of force majeure or natural calamity, and unfavorable physical factors as certified by the Department of Agriculture.
In warm weather the tipoff is, first, a noticeable RPM gain on pulling the mixture control to idle cutoff--maybe as much as 100 RPM or more.
The Office is concerned about the HD's long-time practice of using idle spaces only as storerooms in public housing estates.
In a comment welcoming the deal, Idle Free System's CEO Robert Hopton pointed out PTI's engineering and technical resources and global reach, which will ensure support for his company's further growth.
There will be plenty of "rude songs and rude dancing'' from an ensemble of 20 singers and dancers -- the approach Idle adopted during his performance at the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
The intention was to invite some opinions and stimulate discussion on the whole issue of what is Idle No More and what does it mean to us in Edmonton-Leduc," said Jim Graves, with the Edmonton-Leduc NDP Riding Association and who moderated the discussion.
One minute after the buses were started and allowed to idle, the particle count increased to 16,500 particles/ cc with subsequent elevation in particle concentration ranging from 10,600 particles/ cc to 27,200 particles/cc over a six minute period of time (Figure 1).
A COACH company hasn't been idle in cutting its fuel costs.
Those discussions spurred renewed interest in reducing the amount of time trucks idle.
Carriers have started to reactivate their idled fleets for the summer peak shipping season, resulting in a sharp fall in the idle containership fleet--which is down from 913,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in mid-March to 620,000 TEUs at the end of April.
1, 2011, DOT&PF mandated that all 8-yard dump trucks and tractors with programmable on-board computers be set to a 10-minute idle time.
As one of the owners of another sprinting 'legend', Idle Power, I know just what a huge thrill it is being involved for so many years with a horse who does the business for you every time he runs.