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English definition of “idle sth away”

idle sth away

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with idle   /ˈaɪ.dl̩/ (UK also tick over) us  
to spend a period of time relaxing and doing very little: We idled away the hours drinking and playing cards.Passive and not working
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