NOT WORKING › not working or being used
boş, atıl, işe yaramaz The factory has stood idle for over a year.18341913
NOT SERIOUS [always before noun] › not serious or having no real purpose
gayri ciddi, gerçek amaç taşımayan, asılsız idle gossip This is no idle threat.1913
LAZY › lazy and not willing to work idleness noun [U] ›
işsiz, aylak, tembel, He knows what has to be done, he's just bone idle (= extremely lazy).1360
başıboş gezme, işi olmama idly adverb ›
başıboş bir şekilde We cannot stand idly by (= not do anything) and let this plan go ahead.