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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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The ride is worth it for the reward of a drink at the village coffee shop where local men sit and idle away the hot hours.
Every year commuters idle away 3.6 billion hours and 5.7 billion gallons of gas stuck in traffic jams; congestion costs Americans $67 billion annually.
So Fryderyk and Witold idle away the time thinking up ways to bring the young couple together, while Fryderyk rejects the advances of the nubile Weronica Anna Baniowska), who works on the farm.
The Littlewood Pools offerings struck more of a chord with me but I didn't understand them and would idle away time by shading in the boxes.
It seems that one byproduct of EU membership, economic prosperity, and generous welfare benefits has been that ne'er do well Dutch and other European youth have found Dublin a hospitable place to idle away their time.
The town itself has plenty of shops to idle away a wet afternoon and more than a few pubs serving the usual fayre.
"This assumes, of course that you don't idle away the year studying reruns of The Simpsons in your parents' basement." Admissions officers will want to know what you did with your time off, so spend it well, the article advises prospective students.
NEW TABLETS?It is absurd that we shall spend a further Sh18 billion to buy tablets for enumerators during the 2019 census when the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) tablets used for voter registration idle away in some warehouses.One reason for not re-purposing the IEBC tablets was that they always contained election related data.