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sit around

(UK also sit about, sit round) informal
phrasal verb with sit uk   us   /sɪt/ verb (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
to spend time sitting down and doing very little: We sat around most of the evening, waiting for Jake and drinking beer.
Translations of “sit around”
in Chinese (Traditional) 閒坐,無所事事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闲坐,无所事事…
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