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stand about/around

phrasal verb with stand
 
 
/stænd/ verb ( past tense and past participle stood)
to spend time standing somewhere and doing very little: They stood around waiting for the store to open.Passive and not working
Translations of “stand about/around”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無所事事地站著…
in Russian болтаться, торчать…
in Turkish oyalanmak, beklemek, zaman geçirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无所事事地站着…
in Polish sterczeć, wystawać…
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