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idle time

  

      n     (Commerce)   time during which a machine or a worker could be working but is not, as when one job has been completed and tooling or materials for the next are not complete or available  
   Compare       downtime  
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idle  
      adj  
1    unemployed or unoccupied; inactive  
2    not operating or being used  
3    (of money) not being used to earn interest or dividends  
4    not wanting to work; lazy  
5    usually prenominal   frivolous or trivial  
idle pleasures     
6    ineffective or powerless; fruitless; vain  
7    without basis; unfounded  
      vb  
8    when tr, often foll by: away   to waste or pass (time) fruitlessly or inactively  
he idled the hours away     
9    intr   to loiter or move aimlessly  
10    intr   (of a shaft, etc.) to turn without doing useful work  
11    intr     (Also (Brit.))    tick over   (of an engine) to run at low speed with the transmission disengaged  
12    tr     (U.S. and Canadian)   to cause to be inactive or unemployed  
     (Old English idel; compare Old High German ital empty, vain)  
  idleness      n  
  idly      adv  


bone idle  
      adj   very idle; extremely lazy  
idle pulley   , idler pulley  
      n   a freely rotating trolley used to control the tension or direction of a belt,   (Also called)    idler  
idle time  
      n     (Commerce)   time during which a machine or a worker could be working but is not, as when one job has been completed and tooling or materials for the next are not complete or available  
   Compare       downtime  
idle wheel  
      n   a gearwheel interposed between two others to transmit torque without changing the direction of rotation to the velocity ratio,   (Also called)    idler  

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Collins

idle

  

      adj  
1    dead, empty, gathering dust, inactive, jobless, mothballed, out of action or operation, out of work, redundant, stationary, ticking over, unemployed, unoccupied, unused, vacant  
2    good-for-nothing, indolent, lackadaisical, lazy, shiftless, slothful, sluggish  
3    frivolous, insignificant, irrelevant, nugatory, superficial, trivial, unhelpful, unnecessary  
4    abortive, bootless, fruitless, futile, groundless, ineffective, of no avail, otiose, pointless, unavailing, unproductive, unsuccessful, useless, vain, worthless  
      vb  
5      (often with)       away   dally, dawdle, fool, fritter, hang out     (informal)   kill time, laze, loaf, loiter, lounge, potter, waste, while  
6    bob off     (Brit. slang)   coast, drift, mark time, shirk, sit back and do nothing, skive     (Brit. slang)   slack, slow down, take it easy, vegetate, veg out     (slang)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1 & 2    active, busy, employed, energetic, functional, industrious, occupied, operative, working  
3    important, meaningful  
4    advantageous, effective, fruitful, profitable, useful, worthwhile  

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n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
exp.
a difficult time
v.
have a ​difficult ​time
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
encounter mostly for sex done around lunch time
[Fam.] in French it's "cinq à sept" which is rather in the end of afternoon
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
abbr. acron.
greatest of all time
[Slang] You won! You're the GOAT!
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
adj.
forced by a medical condition to spend most of the time home
n.
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
n.
digitalizing information in order to keeping it available and exploitable in time
[Tech.] digitalizing = putting something in a format that can be easily read by a computer
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
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