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twiddle your thumbs

to do nothing, usually while you are waiting for something to happen: She put me on hold and left me to twiddle my thumbs for ten minutes until she got back to me.
Translations of “twiddle your thumbs”
in Chinese (Traditional) (等待之際)閒著無聊…
in Chinese (Simplified) (等待之际)闲着无聊…
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