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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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"It is most saddening that the council stands idly by, crippled, unable to stop the blood bath which has become the bitter daily lot of the defenseless Lebanese people," the Qatari foreign minister told the council.
Wonder idly what it would be like to holiday in the Galapagos Islands.
The most recent letter suggests that we are sitting idly by while our government is destroying individual rights much like Germans sat idly by in the 1920s.
"While other investors were selling or sitting idly on the sidelines, we were diligent in adding new stocks to our portfolio."
I would suggest it is unpatriotic to sit idly and allow our government, beneficent or not, to act without providing answers to legitimate questions posed by its citizens.
You idly click on one to see what happens and up pops a member of staff announcing his or her name.
In the Middle East, Iran would not sit idly by, but would start exerting its influence in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
But you also don't have to stand by idly while she decides if she feels like gracing you with her presence.
Any effort by Japan to devalue the yen is likely to fail, because ''China and Korea will not sit idly by,'' the paper quoted O'Neill as saying in an article in its Tuesday edition.
Fashion no longer begs justification to graze idly in the pages of an art magazine; in fact, the "blurred boundary of art and commerce" was already fading to black when the editorial was being written twenty years ago.
In response, the West Coast trucks awaiting that shipment either left empty or sat idly for the two days.
We cannot sit idly and watch our profession become eroded by market forces, government regulation and societal changes.