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English definition of “twiddle your thumbs”

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twiddle your thumbs

to do nothing for a period of time, usually while you are waiting for something to happen: I arrived early for the meeting so I was twiddling my thumbs for half an hour.
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…
(Definition of twiddle your thumbs from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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