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English definition of “stand about/around”

stand about/around

phrasal verb with stand     /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
to spend time standing somewhere and doing very little: We stood around in the cold for about an hour, waiting for the demo to start.Avoiding actionLaziness and lazy peopleSitting and standing
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