Idle away – English Phrasal Verbs – Online English Lessons

To idle away something (or idle something away) is to spend time relaxing and doing very little.

Examples of use:

1. He idled away the day reading, sleeping, and watching television.

2. We idled most of our holiday away on the beach.

3. While I was waiting for the bus, I idled the time away texting my friends.

4. On Sunday afternoons we like to idle away a few hours reading the newspapers.

infinitive
idle away
present simple
idle away and idles away
-ing form
idling  away
past simple
idled away
past participle
idled away

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