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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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that he has so much of both that he is glad to get rid of them at the idlest haunts of the kingdom" (146).
If a multiple time slot spectrum can be predicted, the SU can choose the idlest channel and combine the spectrum resources from multiple channels, which increases the flexibility of the spectrum utilization.
A book is to me is what Locke says that watching the hour hand of a clock is to all; other thoughts (and those of the idlest and seemingly most irrelevant) will intrude between my vision and the written words; and then I have to read over again; often again and again till all is crossed and muddled.
In the past he has always had the opinion that the British workers were the idlest you could imagine.