idle sth away Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “idle sth away” in the English Dictionary

"idle sth away" in British English

See all translations

idle sth away

phrasal verb with idle uk   us   /ˈaɪ.dl̩/ verb [I] (UK also tick over)
to ​spend a ​period of ​timerelaxing and doing very little: We ​idled away the ​hoursdrinking and ​playingcards.
(Definition of idle sth away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “idle sth away”
in Chinese (Simplified) 消磨(时间)…
in Turkish zamanı boşa harcamak…
in Russian тратить попусту, убивать (время)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消磨(時間)…
in Polish marnować coś, trwonić coś…
What is the pronunciation of idle sth away?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More