Word "IDLE" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:
the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
Examples:
the car engine was running at idle

Part of Speech:
Adjective
Definition:
not having a job
Synonyms:
jobless, out of work
Examples:
idle carpenters

Part of Speech:
Adjective
Definition:
not in active use
Synonyms:
unused
Examples:
the machinery sat idle during the strike
idle hands

Crossword Clues for IDLE

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Clue Source Date
Inactive or lazy Irish Times Simplex 25 Jan 2022
It's not working in Donegal, in Ireland Irish Times Crosaire 24 Jan 2022
Baseless, as rumors Newsday 23 Jan 2022
Not doing anything Newsday 17 Jan 2022
Unemployed Canadiana 17 Jan 2022
Inactive USA Today 11 Jan 2022
Lay off New York Times 06 Jan 2022
It's not working for those characters upset in Channel dispute Irish Times Crosaire 03 Jan 2022
Papers maybe left alongside entrance to executive lounge The Times Cryptic 28 Dec 2021
Not doing anything Universal 22 Dec 2021
Inactive Universal 21 Dec 2021
Not doing anything USA Today 19 Dec 2021
Lazy The Times Concise 17 Dec 2021
Out-of-work comedian? The Guardian Cryptic 16 Dec 2021
Unbusy USA Today 11 Dec 2021
Sit with the engine running Universal 10 Dec 2021
Inactive The Telegraph Quick 09 Dec 2021
Indolent The Telegraph Quick 24 Nov 2021
Doing nothing Universal 22 Nov 2021
Sit with the engine running USA Today 12 Nov 2021
Inactive summits of Isla de los Estados Irish Times Crosaire 12 Nov 2021
Wait at a light, say LA Times Daily 10 Nov 2021
Wait for the light to change, say New York Times 10 Nov 2021
Not at work Wall Street Journal 09 Nov 2021
Not in use Canadiana 08 Nov 2021
Not busy right now The Washington Post Sunday 07 Nov 2021
Like frivolous chatter LA Times Daily 04 Nov 2021
Those captured by David Lean out of a job Irish Times Crosaire 29 Oct 2021
Not do anything New York Times 28 Oct 2021
Not working today Newsday 27 Oct 2021
Inactive LA Times Daily 26 Oct 2021
Not active Newsday 24 Oct 2021
Run without moving The Washington Post 19 Oct 2021
Run without moving LA Times Daily 19 Oct 2021
Doing nothing USA Today 05 Oct 2021
Not doing anything Newsday 05 Oct 2021
Doing nothing LA Times Daily 04 Oct 2021
Doing nothing The Washington Post 04 Oct 2021
When not in New Delhi one is not working Irish Times Crosaire 04 Oct 2021
Waiting for an assignment, maybe New York Times 24 Sep 2021
Not doing anything Newsday 21 Sep 2021
Inactive USA Today 15 Sep 2021
Lazy The Telegraph Quick 12 Sep 2021
Just sitting around New York Times 07 Sep 2021
Lazy The Telegraph Quick 03 Sep 2021
Not doing much The Washington Post 30 Aug 2021
Not doing much LA Times Daily 30 Aug 2021
Doing nothing Newsday 29 Aug 2021
Serving no purpose Newsday 27 Aug 2021
Lazy The Telegraph Quick 25 Aug 2021
Not active USA Today 25 Aug 2021
Inactive or lazy Irish Times Simplex 21 Aug 2021
Not busy Thomas Joseph 27 Jul 2021
Keep an engine running without moving New York Times 19 Jul 2021
Hardly working The Washington Post 16 Jul 2021
Hardly working LA Times Daily 16 Jul 2021
Lazy The Telegraph Quick 14 Jul 2021
Not doing anything USA Today 14 Jul 2021
Like a team on a day off New York Times 13 Jul 2021
Lazy The Times Concise 12 Jul 2021
Inactive The Times Concise 11 Jul 2021
Not busy Thomas Joseph 01 Jul 2021
When not in New Delhi one is not working Irish Times Crosaire 23 Jun 2021
Hero can be heard in lounge The Sun Two Speed 09 Jun 2021
Not doing anything Newsday 07 Jun 2021
Doing nothing USA Today 07 Jun 2021
Chilling, say Wall Street Journal 02 Jun 2021
Potter in tabloid leader The Sun Two Speed 29 May 2021
Unemployed The Sun Two Speed 29 May 2021
Duty-free? New York Times 26 May 2021
Wait in neutral Universal 19 May 2021
Not working Universal 03 May 2021
Good-for-nothing set-up in Hotel-Dieu Irish Times Crosaire 26 Apr 2021
Just hanging out New York Times 25 Apr 2021
Just sitting there Universal 10 Apr 2021
Like some threats New York Times 10 Apr 2021
Out of service Wall Street Journal 07 Apr 2021
Casual The Times Concise 28 Mar 2021
Unemployed Ian didn't like exertion initially The Telegraph Cryptic 13 Mar 2021
Lazing about Newsday 10 Mar 2021
Indolent The Sun Two Speed 07 Mar 2021
Regularly find clues not working The Sun Two Speed 07 Mar 2021
Not doing much USA Today 17 Feb 2021
Just sitting there Wall Street Journal 17 Feb 2021
Loafing around LA Times Daily 08 Feb 2021
Loafing around The Washington Post 08 Feb 2021
Not yet engaged? Universal 03 Feb 2021
Not working Wall Street Journal 03 Feb 2021
Running in neutral Universal 13 Jan 2021
Not up to much USA Today 06 Jan 2021
Out of action Wall Street Journal 30 Dec 2020
Python slid lengthways, to an extent The Telegraph Cryptic 29 Dec 2020
Like a laptop when you don't touch it for a while The Washington Post Sunday 27 Dec 2020
Not going anywhere New York Times 24 Dec 2020
Curtailed suggestion about pound in vain The Telegraph Toughie 24 Dec 2020
Doing nothing The Sun Two Speed 21 Dec 2020
David Letterman's not working The Sun Two Speed 21 Dec 2020
Word before rich or talk New York Times 17 Dec 2020
Wait in neutral New York Times 13 Dec 2020
Opposite of occupied The Washington Post Sunday 29 Nov 2020
It isn't working for the odd indulger? Irish Times Crosaire 25 Nov 2020
Not busy New York Times 23 Nov 2020
Not working whilst having some paid leave The Telegraph Cryptic 21 Nov 2020
Sideline Newsday 21 Nov 2020
Not working The Times Concise 20 Nov 2020
Is not working for the papers long - what's the point? Irish Times Crosaire 09 Nov 2020
Not scheduled to play, as a pro team LA Times Daily 26 Oct 2020
Not scheduled to play, as a pro team The Washington Post 26 Oct 2020
Python lay on one's oars The Telegraph Cryptic 20 Oct 2020
Just sitting around New York Times 19 Oct 2020
Twiddling one’s thumbs Wall Street Journal 10 Oct 2020
Slothful Universal 08 Oct 2020
Not occupied USA Today 06 Oct 2020
Monty Python's Eric The Sun Two Speed 03 Oct 2020
Potter lied deviously The Sun Two Speed 03 Oct 2020
Thumb-twiddling New York Times 27 Sep 2020
Not used in tabloid leader The Sun Two Speed 13 Sep 2020
Useless section of welding is rejected The Telegraph Toughie 02 Sep 2020
Python disinclined to move? The Telegraph Toughie 28 Aug 2020
Not working, but soon to Family Time 23 Aug 2020
Mindless, like chatter Universal 17 Aug 2020
Not in use The Washington Post Sunday 16 Aug 2020
Currently twiddling one's thumbs Family Time 02 Aug 2020
Hang around New York Times 24 Jul 2020
Twiddling one's thumbs with nothing to do Family Time 19 Jul 2020
Insubstantial Newsday 16 Jul 2020
Inactive New York Times 13 Jul 2020
Like chitchat, often The Washington Post Sunday 12 Jul 2020
With nothing to do Newsday 05 Jul 2020
'Am I vital / If my heart is ___?' (Moses Sumney) USA Today 04 Jul 2020
Unoccupied The Sun Two Speed 26 Jun 2020
Awaiting orders, say USA Today 25 Jun 2020
Just hanging around Universal 22 Jun 2020
Twiddling one's thumbs Family Time 15 Jun 2020
Run, but not in drive or reverse Family Time 07 Jun 2020
Waste time Premier Sunday 31 May 2020
Not in drive or reverse Family Time 24 May 2020
Opposite of busy The Washington Post Sunday 24 May 2020
Like some threats Wall Street Journal 20 May 2020
Wait at a light, perhaps Wall Street Journal 19 May 2020
Made unemployed by identifiable banks Irish Times Crosaire 15 May 2020
'The devil finds work for ___ hands' USA Today 15 May 2020
Not active USA Today 12 May 2020
Loafing around Newsday 11 May 2020
Sit at a red light, say New York Times 10 May 2020
Not busy USA Today 06 May 2020
Sit at a light Newsday 03 May 2020
Not playing today Newsday 29 Apr 2020
Twiddle one's thumbs USA Today 29 Apr 2020
Like much chatter Wall Street Journal 25 Apr 2020
Waiting for the next task, say USA Today 18 Apr 2020
'___ hands are the devil's workshop' USA Today 13 Apr 2020
Gathering 18 Down The Washington Post Sunday 12 Apr 2020
Wait on red Family Time 12 Apr 2020
Part of solenoid leaking is not working Irish Times Crosaire 10 Apr 2020
Hardly industrious Wall Street Journal 08 Apr 2020
Sit at a red light Universal 02 Apr 2020
Wait at the light Family Time 22 Mar 2020
Heard hero in lounge The Sun Two Speed 06 Mar 2020
Do nothing with smelt from mild steel Irish Times Crosaire 29 Feb 2020
___ threat The Washington Post Sunday 23 Feb 2020
Kind of hands said to be the devil's playthings New York Times 18 Feb 2020
Doing nothing at the moment Family Time 16 Feb 2020
Lay off, as workers
Jobless in tabloid leader The Sun Two Speed 02 Feb 2020
Between gigs Family Time 30 Dec 2019
Loafing around Universal 30 Dec 2019
Not doing anything LA Times Daily 27 Dec 2019
Not doing anything The Washington Post 27 Dec 2019
Not working Newsday 25 Dec 2019
Doing nothing Newsday 23 Dec 2019
Dormant Premier Sunday 22 Dec 2019
Unbusy USA Today 22 Dec 2019
See 137 Down The Washington Post Sunday 22 Dec 2019
Twiddling one's thumbs Universal 19 Dec 2019
Wait at a stop sign, say Universal 18 Dec 2019
Goofing off Wall Street Journal 16 Dec 2019
Doing nothing Universal 15 Dec 2019
Senseless Newsday 12 Dec 2019
Wait at the light, engine on Family Time 08 Dec 2019
Like some speculation USA Today 07 Dec 2019
Wait in traffic LA Times Daily 03 Dec 2019
Inactive or lazy Irish Times Simplex 03 Dec 2019
Wait in traffic The Washington Post 03 Dec 2019
Not working Canadiana 25 Nov 2019
Indolent The Telegraph Quick 22 Nov 2019
Run in place Newsday 21 Nov 2019
Having the day off Newsday 17 Nov 2019
Inactive The Telegraph Quick 13 Nov 2019
Unoccupied or not in use Irish Times Simplex 12 Nov 2019
Revolutionary part of the panel display is not working Irish Times Crosaire 09 Nov 2019
Word from Old English for ''useless'' Newsday 09 Nov 2019
Not busy Eugene Sheffer 09 Nov 2019
Inactive Universal 05 Nov 2019
Wait to go at the light Family Time 04 Nov 2019
Not functioning Newsday 01 Nov 2019
Twiddling one's thumbs Newsday 29 Oct 2019
Policed without cop - the type that's not working Irish Times Crosaire 26 Oct 2019
Run, but not move USA Today 23 Oct 2019
Not playing today USA Today 22 Oct 2019
Not busy Thomas Joseph 17 Oct 2019
Just sitting around - it's the upsetting part of unwieldiness Irish Times Crosaire 14 Oct 2019
Not engaged Premier Sunday 29 Sep 2019
Not occupied The Washington Post 28 Sep 2019
Not occupied LA Times Daily 28 Sep 2019
Kind of curiosity or chatter Family Time 09 Sep 2019
Fritter away time USA Today 08 Sep 2019
Just sitting around USA Today 07 Sep 2019
Not working The Washington Post 29 Aug 2019
Not working LA Times Daily 29 Aug 2019
Goofing off Thomas Joseph 17 Aug 2019
Just hanging out USA Today 17 Aug 2019
Nonproductive Newsday 15 Aug 2019
Not busy Premier Sunday 11 Aug 2019
Unemployed daughter in French island The Sun Two Speed 03 Aug 2019
Sitting Wall Street Journal 01 Aug 2019
Run at the light Family Time 29 Jul 2019
Like much chitchat LA Times Daily 25 Jul 2019
Not in action USA Today 25 Jul 2019
Like much chitchat The Washington Post 25 Jul 2019
Not doing much The Washington Post 24 Jul 2019
Not doing much LA Times Daily 24 Jul 2019
Not doing anything New York Times 22 Jul 2019
Waste gas Universal 21 Jul 2019
Just sitting around Newsday 16 Jul 2019
Run in place The Washington Post 14 Jul 2019
Run in place LA Times Daily 14 Jul 2019
Just sitting there USA Today 03 Jul 2019
Not in use USA Today 30 Jun 2019
Between jobs USA Today 28 Jun 2019
Awaiting a task USA Today 24 Jun 2019
Not busy Wall Street Journal 24 Jun 2019
Run in neutral USA Today 09 Jun 2019
Baseless, as rumors Newsday 05 Jun 2019
Ineffectual The Times Concise 02 Jun 2019
Not active or at work Irish Times Simplex 25 May 2019
Is not working with golden boy on the radio Irish Times Crosaire 24 May 2019
Insignificant Newsday 24 May 2019
Between jobs Eugene Sheffer 21 May 2019
Just hanging around Newsday 19 May 2019
Inactive The Times Concise 19 May 2019
Lazy The Telegraph Quick 14 May 2019
On the sidelines USA Today 05 May 2019
Up to nothing Universal 30 Apr 2019
Sitting around Universal 27 Apr 2019
Wait, as a driver at the light Family Time 22 Apr 2019
Hauled up inside tunnel diversion, as out of service Irish Times Crosaire 20 Apr 2019
Taking a break USA Today 20 Apr 2019
Part of splendid lecture doesn't work Irish Times Crosaire 25 Mar 2019
Unproductive LA Times Daily 17 Mar 2019
Unproductive The Washington Post 17 Mar 2019
Not at it Newsday 15 Mar 2019
Run without moving Universal 13 Mar 2019
Kick back Wall Street Journal 09 Mar 2019
David Letterman's content not working The Sun Two Speed 08 Mar 2019
Relaxing Newsday 08 Feb 2019
Trivial, as talk LA Times Daily 07 Feb 2019
Trivial, as talk The Washington Post 07 Feb 2019
Not lifting a finger USA Today 30 Jan 2019
Inactive Premier Sunday 27 Jan 2019
Remain in neutral The Washington Post Sunday 20 Jan 2019
Not engaged Newsday 17 Jan 2019
Not in active use Family Time 13 Jan 2019
Unemployed LA Times Daily 05 Jan 2019
Unemployed The Washington Post 05 Jan 2019
Pass the time New York Times 03 Jan 2019
Lazy The Times Concise 02 Jan 2019
Between jobs
Like much chitchat
Not doing much
At a red light, perhaps
Kick back
Not busy
Sitting
Twiddling one's thumbs
Without foundation
Taking a break
Run, but not move
Run in neutral
On the sidelines
Not playing today
Not lifting a finger
Not in use
Not in action
Just sitting there
Just sitting around
Just hanging out
Fritter away time
Awaiting a task
Not doing anything
Pass the time
Waste gas
Up to nothing
Sitting around
Unproductive
Unemployed
Trivial, as talk
Run in place
Not working
Not occupied
Put in neutral Universal 24 Dec 2018
Out of a job USA Today 22 Dec 2018
Twiddling one's thumbs USA Today 12 Dec 2018
Like lame threats Universal 05 Dec 2018
Doing nothing The Washington Post 02 Dec 2018
Doing nothing LA Times Daily 02 Dec 2018
Unoccupied The Washington Post Sunday 02 Dec 2018
Eric of "Monty Python" Universal 30 Nov 2018
Inactive Newsday 25 Nov 2018
Lazy star on the radio The Telegraph Cryptic 08 Nov 2018
Waiting for an assignment USA Today 29 Oct 2018
Not busy Universal 15 Oct 2018
Not active Family Time 15 Oct 2018
Not busy at the moment Family Time 08 Oct 2018
Run at a red light Family Time 07 Oct 2018
Doing nothing The Telegraph Quick 01 Oct 2018
See 27 Across The Washington Post Sunday 30 Sep 2018
Not active Thomas Joseph 27 Sep 2018
Sit at a red light, say USA Today 11 Sep 2018
David Lean's content not working The Sun Two Speed 04 Sep 2018
Doing nothing Family Time 03 Sep 2018
Empty, as a threat Universal 18 Aug 2018
Running in neutral Jonesin 14 Aug 2018
Like some rumors or threats USA Today 06 Aug 2018
Out of work, for now Family Time 05 Aug 2018
Groundless, as a threat Universal 01 Aug 2018
Avoiding work The Times Concise 27 Jul 2018
Running motionless Universal 27 Jul 2018
At rest The Washington Post 23 Jul 2018
Awaiting an assignment USA Today 11 Jul 2018
Not in operation The Washington Post 08 Jul 2018
Not in operation LA Times Daily 08 Jul 2018
Not working USA Today 06 Jul 2018
Practicing sloth Wall Street Journal 30 Jun 2018
Waiting at a light Wall Street Journal 27 Jun 2018
Unemployed Wall Street Journal 20 Jun 2018
Run while stopped Universal 16 Jun 2018
Vegging out USA Today 12 Jun 2018
Not engaged LA Times Daily 07 Jun 2018
Not engaged The Washington Post 07 Jun 2018
Wait for the light to change Family Time 28 May 2018
Not hardworking The Telegraph Quick 28 May 2018
David Letterman in part between jobs Irish Times Crosaire 25 May 2018
Butt-on-couch Universal 23 May 2018
Regularly indulge, shunning work The Telegraph Cryptic 12 May 2018
Between jobs Universal 10 May 2018
Not working New York Times 07 May 2018
Not doing too much New York Times 21 Apr 2018
Not being used in tabloid leader The Sun Two Speed 17 Apr 2018
Far from busy USA Today 13 Apr 2018
Unused The Chronicle of Higher Education 13 Apr 2018
Not being used Newsday 11 Apr 2018
Between jobs Wall Street Journal 07 Apr 2018
Like a loiterer USA Today 06 Apr 2018
At a standstill Universal 06 Apr 2018
Not working at being lazy? The Sun Two Speed 30 Mar 2018
Do nothing The Sun Two Speed 30 Mar 2018
Not moving Universal 29 Mar 2018
Doing nothing and indulged, oddly The Telegraph Cryptic 25 Mar 2018
Out of work USA Today 25 Mar 2018
Python at rest The Telegraph Cryptic 24 Mar 2018
Unused New York Times 22 Mar 2018
Kind of speculation New York Times 16 Mar 2018
Do nothing The Telegraph Quick 07 Mar 2018
Having some downtime USA Today 26 Feb 2018
Dormant The Telegraph Quick 22 Feb 2018
Sit in traffic The Washington Post 21 Feb 2018
Sit in traffic LA Times Daily 21 Feb 2018
Empty, as a threat USA Today 31 Jan 2018
Wait for a green light, say New York Times 23 Jan 2018
Unemployed, I had left employment originally The Telegraph Cryptic 15 Jan 2018
Groundless, as a threat
Far from busy
Having some downtime
Not working
Wait for a green light, say
Unused
Out of a job
Sit at a red light, say
Twiddling one's thumbs
Vegging out
Waiting for an assignment
Not working
Not doing too much
Running motionless
Practicing sloth
Unemployed
Kind of speculation
Waiting at a light
Like lame threats
Between jobs
Unused
At rest
Like some rumors
Doing nothing
Not engaged
Not in operation
Sit in traffic
Butt-on-couch
Empty, as a threat
Eric of "Monty Python"
Awaiting an assignment
Empty, as a threat
Not moving
Put in neutral
Run while stopped
Not otherwise engaged Newsday 28 Dec 2017
Mind clues missing every other letter? That's futile The Telegraph Toughie 25 Dec 2017
Not be in drive or reverse Family Time 25 Dec 2017
Just hanging around Family Time 24 Dec 2017
Not doing anything Universal 15 Dec 2017
Not active Universal 06 Dec 2017
Run without moving The Washington Post Sunday 19 Nov 2017
Lying up having day in Bora Bora? The Telegraph Toughie 15 Nov 2017
Just sitting around LA Times Daily 14 Nov 2017
Just sitting around The Washington Post 14 Nov 2017
Not doing anything Wall Street Journal 13 Nov 2017
Not going anywhere Family Time 13 Nov 2017
Run in neutral Family Time 12 Nov 2017
Pointless Wall Street Journal 08 Nov 2017
At leisure The Guardian Speedy 05 Nov 2017
One starts damage limitation exercises when one has nothing better to do Irish Times Crosaire 01 Nov 2017
Between jobs in new deli Irish Times Crosaire 06 Oct 2017
Goofing off USA Today 01 Oct 2017
Not busy The Chronicle of Higher Education 29 Sep 2017
Disengaged at the moment Newsday 21 Sep 2017
Without foundation Wall Street Journal 21 Sep 2017
Like some gossip or rumors USA Today 10 Sep 2017
Run a car without moving Family Time 10 Sep 2017
Like some chatter LA Times Daily 09 Sep 2017
Like some chatter The Washington Post 09 Sep 2017
Dormant New York Times 09 Sep 2017
Killing time USA Today 09 Sep 2017
At leisure Canadiana 04 Sep 2017
___ chatter The Washington Post Sunday 03 Sep 2017
Run while standing Wall Street Journal 24 Aug 2017
Just sitting around Family Time 20 Aug 2017
Currently not doing anything Family Time 06 Aug 2017
Run, but go nowhere USA Today 18 Jul 2017
Not at all serious, as threats The Washington Post 17 Jul 2017
Not at all serious, as threats LA Times Daily 17 Jul 2017
Out of service Canadiana 03 Jul 2017
Run in place Wall Street Journal 29 Jun 2017
With time for thumb-twiddling Family Time 25 Jun 2017
Lied about being out of work The Telegraph Cryptic 19 Jun 2017
Just loafing around USA Today 08 Jun 2017
Monty Python alum Eric Jonesin 06 Jun 2017
Run at a red light USA Today 30 May 2017
Thing to do at a red light Universal 25 May 2017
Loafing around New York Times 24 May 2017
Good-for-nothing extract of apartheid legislation Irish Times Crosaire 03 May 2017
Some paid leave for one of those out of work Irish Times Crosaire 01 May 2017
Type of chatter Family Time 01 May 2017
'Spamalot' lyricist The Washington Post 28 Apr 2017
"Spamalot" lyricist LA Times Daily 28 Apr 2017
Like loafers Wall Street Journal 27 Apr 2017
Not occupied The Telegraph Quick 25 Apr 2017
Inactive The Washington Post 23 Apr 2017
Inactive LA Times Daily 23 Apr 2017
On the sidelines The Washington Post 19 Apr 2017
On the sidelines LA Times Daily 19 Apr 2017
Keep the car warm in the driveway Universal 11 Apr 2017
Frivolous Newsday 31 Mar 2017
Lay off New York Times 29 Mar 2017
Vegging out Wall Street Journal 29 Mar 2017
Currently doing nothing Universal 24 Mar 2017
Avoiding work; lazy The Times Concise 20 Mar 2017
Not operating Wall Street Journal 16 Mar 2017
Not even slightly busy Universal 04 Mar 2017
See 41-Down Jonesin 28 Feb 2017
Not in use New York Times 22 Feb 2017
Vegging out LA Times Daily 21 Feb 2017
Goofing off The Washington Post 14 Feb 2017
Not on the schedule Universal 08 Feb 2017
Like some rumors USA Today 06 Feb 2017
Not doing anything Family Time 06 Feb 2017
Pointless Newsday 02 Feb 2017
Frivolous LA Times Daily 29 Jan 2017
Kind of threat New York Times 17 Jan 2017
It's lazy to move furtively off the top Irish Times Crosaire 13 Jan 2017
Having no work to do, some take unpaid leave The Telegraph Cryptic 09 Jan 2017
Run in neutral Newsday 04 Jan 2017
Run a car without moving Universal 03 Jan 2017
Not even slightly busy
Not busy
"Spamalot" lyricist
Inactive
Just sitting around
Like some chatter
Not at all serious, as threats
On the sidelines
Currently doing nothing
Keep the car warm in the driveway
Not active
Not on the schedule
Run a car without moving
Thing to do at a red light
Not in use
Loafing around
Lay off
Kind of threat
Dormant
Doing nothing
Goofing off
Just loafing around
Killing time
Like some gossip or rumors
Run at a red light
Run, but go nowhere
Just lying around USA Today 31 Dec 2016
Far from busy Universal 30 Dec 2016
Lazy type of celebrity reports Irish Times Crosaire 29 Dec 2016
At leisure Newsday 25 Dec 2016
Needing something to do Universal 22 Dec 2016
Leaning on one's shovel, perhaps The Washington Post 22 Dec 2016
Pointless New York Times 14 Dec 2016
Like a couch potato The Chronicle of Higher Education 09 Dec 2016
Running, or not? Wall Street Journal 29 Nov 2016
Twiddling one's thumbs The Chronicle of Higher Education 25 Nov 2016
Sitting around doing nothing LA Times Daily 22 Nov 2016
Enjoying a day off The Washington Post 16 Nov 2016
Not employed LA Times Daily 15 Nov 2016
Goofing off New York Times 14 Nov 2016
Eric of "Monty Python" LA Times Daily 14 Nov 2016
Just sitting, say LA Times Daily 13 Nov 2016
Just hanging around USA Today 08 Nov 2016
Not doing much of anything LA Times Daily 31 Oct 2016
'___ hands are the devil's playthings' New York Times 24 Oct 2016
In couch-potato mode LA Times Daily 11 Oct 2016
Off LA Times Daily 08 Oct 2016
Take it easy New York Times 06 Oct 2016
Hanging out, say LA Times Daily 25 Sep 2016
Nonproductive Jonesin 13 Sep 2016
Reluctant to work The Telegraph Quick 08 Sep 2016
Wasting time USA Today 05 Sep 2016
Insignificant, as gossip USA Today 31 Aug 2016
Chilling out The Washington Post 22 Aug 2016
Lounging around USA Today 16 Aug 2016
Be in neutral Family Time 14 Aug 2016
Like many rumors Family Time 01 Aug 2016
Kind of chat New York Times 28 Jul 2016
Between activities Universal 26 Jul 2016
Not engaged, say Wall Street Journal 15 Jul 2016
Unoccupied LA Times Daily 06 Jul 2016
Keep the car running Universal 06 Jul 2016
While (away) Newsday 25 Jun 2016
Thumb-twiddling The Washington Post 22 Jun 2016
Wait at the light Universal 19 Jun 2016
On break, say USA Today 14 Jun 2016
Jobless indulged from time to time The Guardian Cryptic 13 Jun 2016
Sit at a red light Family Time 13 Jun 2016
Run in neutral Wall Street Journal 03 Jun 2016
Loafing Newsday 29 May 2016
Unproductive Wall Street Journal 27 May 2016
"Spamalot" co-creator Eric Universal 27 May 2016
Unengaged Wall Street Journal 25 May 2016
Report of star not working The Telegraph Cryptic 19 May 2016
On a break LA Times Daily 16 May 2016
Not doing anything USA Today 11 May 2016
Insignificant, as chatter Family Time 09 May 2016
Sitting around The Washington Post 30 Apr 2016
Lied in order to be lazy The Telegraph Cryptic 25 Apr 2016
Lying about The Washington Post 13 Apr 2016
Twiddling one's thumbs Wall Street Journal 11 Apr 2016
This compiler had the Spanish over while away The Telegraph Toughie 08 Apr 2016
Like some chatter or threats LA Times Daily 05 Apr 2016
Run in neutral The Washington Post 23 Mar 2016
Doing nothing Wall Street Journal 22 Mar 2016
Just lying around The Washington Post 15 Mar 2016
Unoccupied The Guardian Speedy 13 Mar 2016
Run at the light Universal 10 Mar 2016
Just hanging around LA Times Daily 08 Mar 2016
On the sidelines Newsday 03 Mar 2016
Empty, as threats LA Times Daily 24 Feb 2016
In couch-potato mode USA Today 24 Feb 2016
Just chillin' Newsday 14 Feb 2016
Not working The Telegraph Quick 13 Feb 2016
Between tasks The Washington Post 12 Feb 2016
Twiddle one's thumbs The Chronicle of Higher Education 05 Feb 2016
I would pick up the French between jobs Irish Times Crosaire 27 Jan 2016
Run in neutral Jonesin 26 Jan 2016
Out of action The Washington Post 26 Jan 2016
Unemployed star on radio The Telegraph Cryptic 14 Jan 2016
Do nothing New York Times 13 Jan 2016
Wait for a green light Wall Street Journal 07 Jan 2016
Sit at a four-way stop, say LA Times Daily 04 Jan 2016
Lounging around
Eric of "Monty Python"
Hanging out, say
In couch-potato mode
Not doing much of anything
On a break
Sit at a four-way stop, say
Sitting around doing nothing
Unoccupied
"___ hands are the devil's playthings"
Do nothing
Goofing off
Kind of chat
Pointless
Take it easy
"Spamalot" co-creator Eric
Between activities
Far from busy
Keep the car running
Needing something to do
Wasting time
On break, say
Not doing anything
Like some chatter
Just lying around
Just hanging around
Like a couch potato
Twiddle one's thumbs
Twiddling one's thumbs
Wait for a green light
Not in use The Washington Post 30 Dec 2015
Not doing much Universal 24 Dec 2015
Between jobs LA Times Daily 18 Dec 2015
Not being used The Washington Post 15 Dec 2015
Doing zip Eugene Sheffer 12 Dec 2015
Out of a job New York Times 07 Dec 2015
Like some rumors Universal 28 Nov 2015
Like some chatter USA Today 22 Nov 2015
Kind of talk Universal 08 Nov 2015
Run without moving USA Today 03 Nov 2015
Not working today Newsday 03 Nov 2015
Doing nothing New York Times 27 Oct 2015
Like some threats Universal 08 Oct 2015
Far from frantic The Chronicle of Higher Education 02 Oct 2015
Eric of Monty Python USA Today 24 Sep 2015
Doing nothing Thomas Joseph 24 Sep 2015
Not busy at all Newsday 22 Sep 2015
Having nothing to do Universal 22 Sep 2015
Groundless, as rumors USA Today 26 Aug 2015
Not working Eugene Sheffer 26 Aug 2015
Unproductive Newsday 19 Aug 2015
Out of work LA Times Daily 12 Aug 2015
Loitering, say Newsday 09 Aug 2015
On a break, say LA Times Daily 30 Jul 2015
Be inactive Premier Sunday 19 Jul 2015
''Spamalot'' lyricist Newsday 18 Jul 2015
Not going anywhere Universal 07 Jun 2015
Having a day off New York Times 06 Jun 2015
Mike Fielding holds back The Telegraph Toughie 03 Jun 2015
Sit in neutral Premier Sunday 31 May 2015
Keep the engine running USA Today 30 May 2015
Oddly indulged unemployed The Telegraph Cryptic 28 May 2015
Run without moving LA Times Daily 28 May 2015
Like some threats USA Today 18 May 2015
___ talk New York Times 10 May 2015
Leave in neutral USA Today 08 May 2015
Lollygag New York Times 07 May 2015
Wait to drag race USA Today 20 Apr 2015
Nothing doing? USA Today 17 Apr 2015
I would pick-up the French between jobs Irish Times Crosaire 14 Apr 2015
At rest Canadiana 13 Apr 2015
Sitting on one's hands USA Today 09 Apr 2015
Onetime Palin collaborator LA Times Daily 08 Apr 2015
Dillydally Newsday 29 Mar 2015
Like some hands Universal 10 Mar 2015
Inactive USA Today 10 Mar 2015
Built deli as wasn't working Irish Times Crosaire 19 Feb 2015
Standing by Newsday 06 Feb 2015
Internet chat status New York Times 05 Feb 2015
On a break Newsday 30 Jan 2015
In couch-potato mode Universal 26 Jan 2015
Lounging around Newsday 25 Jan 2015
Purposeless Newsday 23 Jan 2015
Wait for a light Wall Street Journal 20 Jan 2015
Lazy, appearing backward in fielding The Telegraph Cryptic 19 Jan 2015
Workshy The Telegraph Quick 15 Jan 2015
India's Dravid initially at short leg with nothing to do The Telegraph Cryptic 15 Jan 2015
Panel discussion is about return of jobless The Telegraph Cryptic 07 Jan 2015
Not in use
Inactive
Doing nothing
Onetime Palin collaborator
"Spamalot" lyricist
Doing nothing
Having a day off
Internet chat status
Lollygag
Out of a job
___ talk
Not doing much
Like some hands
Kind of talk
In couch-potato mode
Having nothing to do
Between jobs
On a break, say
Onetime Palin collaborator
Out of work
Run without moving
Dillydally
Not busy at all
Not doing anything
Be inactive
Sit in neutral
Lounging around
Shiftless
Not working today
On a break
Purposeless
Senseless
Standing by
Far from frantic
Eric of Monty Python
Groundless, as rumors
Inactive
Keep the engine running
Leave in neutral
Like some threats
Nothing doing?
Run without moving
Sitting on one's hands
Wait to drag race
Unproductive
Like some rock star threats
Baseless
Doing nothing
Empty, as talk
Monty Python alumnus
Not being used
Not in operation
Not working
Sitting around
Standing by
Loitering, say
Just sitting around
Up to little
Not up to much
Not doing much right now
Like hands, when not rocking
"Spamalot" creator Eric
Between jobs
See 77-Down
Inactive
Sit in neutral
Off from work
Like some hands or threats
Eric of "Spamalot"
Between activities
Furloughed
Inactive
Like some chatter
Not doing much
Run in place
Vegging out
Without work
"Spamalot" co-creator
Gathering dust
Not even part-time
Out of a job
Vegging out
Baseless, as a threat
Insignificant, as chatter
Monty Python performer
Not being used
Not in drive or reverse
Nothing doing?
Sit at a red light
Like band between albums, perhaps
Not in use
At a standstill
Be in neutral
Kind of speculation
Not active
Not doing much of anything
Sit at a red light
Wait curbside, often
Nothing doing?
Not lifting a finger
Like a couch potato
In a hammock, maybe
Away from a chat program, say
Baseless
Marking time
Meaningless
Without basis
Useless, as chatter
Twiddling one's thumbs
Pointless
Not busy
Insignificant
Goofing off
Going nowhere
At leisure
Like a bump on a log
Lazy
Not going
On hiatus
Word before gossip or chatter
Useless
Stay neutral?
Not currently occupied
Just lying around
Just hanging around
Groundless
Goofing off
Between positions
Between gigs
Run while standing still
Inactive
Sit in traffic
Not moving
Thumb-twiddling
Vegging out
Word with "gossip" or "chatter"
Not in motion
Not engaged
Without work
With time to kill
Wait for the green
Run in place
Not being used
Just hanging around
Do nothing
At rest
Like a loafer
Lazy
"Monty Python" troupe member
This isn't working?
With time to kill
Potentially going into screen saver mode
Sit in traffic, say
On hiatus
Not going
Like chitchat
Just hanging out
Like a layabout
Insignificant, as chatter
Have the car running in place
Gathering dust
At leisure
Gathering dust
Just hanging out
Like a bump on a log
Like chitchat
"Spamalot" creator Eric
Wait for a light, perhaps
Sitting around
Not busy
Not in use
Just lying around
Frivolous
Run a car in neutral
Doing plenty of nothing
Dilly-dallying
Causing a screen saver to start
Barely run the engine
Empty, as talk
Laid off
Not active
Sitting on one's hands
Dilly-dallying
Leave the engine running
Monty Python's Eric
Nothing-doing?
Nonproductive
Just sitting there
Going nowhere
All the unemployed and some of the rich
At leisure
Enjoy the hammock
Just sitting there
Out of action
Not very active
Vegging out
Going nowhere
Inactive
Just sitting around
Waiting for an assignment
Not in use
Not employed
Not active
No longer working
Between jobs
Between engagements
Just sitting there
Out of work
Nonproductive
Wait for a light, perhaps
Warming the bench, maybe
Word with "gossip" or "chatter"
Sit at a light
Park with the engine running
Run while stopped
Word before "gossip" or "chatter"
Not busy
Not working
Run at the light
Inactive Tool song?
Oasis "The Importance of Being ___"
What Oasis stressed "The Importance of Being"
Sitting around
Warming the bench, maybe
Chilling, say
Kill time
On break, say
Wait for the start of the drag race
Wait for the light to change
Unemployed
Save the V-8 juice?
Loafing
"___ hands are the devil's tools"
Member of Cleese and Chapman's cohort
Not playing
Sitting by
Like a slacker between albums
Monty Python member and composer Eric
What a successful rocker can be?
Unoccupied
Sans employment
Not doing anything
Like hands co-opted by the Devil?
Like doodling
Empty
Doing nothing
Groundless, as rumors
Keep the engine running
Keep the engine running in park
Like many rumors
Not doing anything
Not doing much of anything
Not scheduled to play
Run a car in neutral
Sit in traffic
Wait at the light
Wait curbside, e.g.
Wait for the start of a drag race
Unengaged
Sit in traffic
Out of action
Off the job
Not engaged
Loaf
Like many rumors
Enjoying some downtime
At leisure
"Spamalot" lyricist Eric
Unoccupied
Sans employment
Run in place
Not doing anything
Like hands co-opted by the Devil?
Like doodling
Empty
What a getaway car may be waiting in
Run without moving
Just sitting
Between assignments
Barely run, as an engine
Type of curiosity or speculation
Between chores
Far from busy
Not working
Sitting it out
Without purpose
Baseless
Run at a red light?
Not engaged
Not active
Goofing off
Fritter away time
In mothballs
Just hanging out
Potentially going into screen saver mode
Pink-slip
Like some threats
Just sitting around
"___ hands are the devil's tools"
Between assignments
Goofing off
Not active
Just sitting
What a getaway car may be waiting in
Pointless
Run in neutral
On break
Not busy
Loafing
Far from busy
Run at a red light?
Run in place
Like some gossip or hands
Between jobs
Just hanging, so to speak
Between gigs
Between gigs
At a standstill
Just hanging, so to speak
"___ hands are the devil's tools"
Without work
Wait for the green light
Sitting around
Resting
Sit in traffic
Off
Unoccupied
Twiddling one's thumbs
Run in place
Out of work
Up to nothing
Unemployed
Twiddling one's thumbs
Between tasks
At rest
Be a layabout
Vegging out
Loaf at work
Doing nada
Not doing much
Dormant
Like a couch potato
Run in a traffic jam?
Loaf at work
Trivial, as chatter
Sitting around
Not in action
Not busy
Nonworking
Like some rumors
Inactive
Doing plenty of nothing
Trivial, as chatter
Run in a traffic jam?
Like a couch potato
Hanging out, say
Dormant
Stagnate
Lying around
At leisure
Unfounded, as gossip
Unengaged
Type of curiosity
Stay in neutral
With 110-Down, they're said to be 'the devil's workshop'
Python named Eric
Type of curiosity
Sitting on one's hands
Wait for the light
Run without moving
Having no basis
On the couch
Not up to anything
Fallow
Just loafing
No longer working
Not in operation
On one's duff
"At liberty," to performers
Like some threats
Lounging
Do-nothing
Doing nothing
Just sitting around
At rest
Like some threats
Not in gear
Not in use
Sit at a red light
Wait for the light to change
Dillydally
Just twiddling one's thumbs
Like some threats
Off-line, perhaps
Unfounded, as gossip
Like some threats
Not in gear
Not in use
Sit at a red light
Wait for the light to change
At rest
Barely run, as an engine
Cleese cohort
Like hands the devil uses
Nothing-doing?
Out of action
Unoccupied?
Wait for green
Vegging out
Without basis
Going nowhere
Like some chatter
Like some hands
Not playing
Not scheduled to compete
Unemployed
Lazing
"___ hands are the devil's tools"
Doing nothing
Jobless
Pal of Palin
Run while stopped
Vain
Not active
Out of work
Be in neutral
Cause a screen saver to start
Doing zip
Gathering dust
Just twiddling one's thumbs
Like inconsequential talk
Like some thoughts
Like some threats
Monty Python member
Not productive
Out of work
Twiddling one's thumbs
Gathering dust, e.g.
"Spamalot" creator
Spamalot creator
Hanging around
Gathering dust, so to speak
Marking time
Not working
Do nothing
Between jobs
Baseless
Wait in neutral
Not active
Like a flâneur
Hanging, so to speak
Loafing
Still
Trifling
Shiftless
Unoccupied
Cleese's cohort, once
Lay off
Gathering dust
Lazing about
Monty Python member
Not playing today
Taking it easy
Up to nothing
Like some threats
Unproductive
Keep the car warm
Not up to much
Run in neutral, perhaps
Run, but go nowhere
Sit at a light
Frivolous
Wait at the light
Type of chatter
Sit in traffic
Onetime cohort of Cleese, Palin et al.
Run out of gear
Onetime cohort of Cleese, Palin et al.
Neutral state?
Monty Python troupe member
Like inconsequential talk
Insignificant, as gossip
Hanging around
Gathering dust, so to speak
Do nothing
Baseless
Slothful
Just sitting
Sitting on one's hands
Gathering dust
Comedian Eric
Run out of gear
Neutral state?
Monty Python troupe member
Marking time
While away
Like inconsequential talk
Insignificant, as gossip
Groundless, as speculation
Not playing
Like gossip
Twiddling one's thumbs
Run in neutral
Not working
Lounging
Not in action
Run in neutral
Veg out
Like some threats
Like some rumors
Daydreaming, say
Between jobs
Asleep, say
Displaying a screen saver
Baseless
Eric who wrote the book for "Spamalot"
Not in operation
Not occupied
Not working
On one's keister
Like chatter, perhaps
"Nuns on the Run" star
"Tears, ___ tears, I know not what they mean": Tennyson
"Spamalot" creator Eric
Like some chatter
Like some rumors
Loafing
Loitering, e.g.
Out of work
Run in neutral
Unemployed
Lying fallow
Frivolous
Kicked back
On break, say
"Spamalot" creator Eric
Like some rumors
Loafing
Loitering, e.g.
Run in neutral
Out of work, e.g.
Not in operation
On the shelf
Between engagements
At rest
At rest
Run in park
Furloughed
Between engagements
Harmless, as threats
Like a couch potato
Like some hands
Wait at the stoplight
Kicking back
Harmless, as threats
Type of chatter
Without work
Having time on one's hands
Frequent Cleese co-star
Indolent
Just chilling
Like some thoughts
Run without moving
Shelved
Waiting
Waiting around
Hang out
Between gigs
Inactive
Between engagements
At rest
Waste time
Not in use
Lounge
Harmless, as threats
Run without moving, as a car
Just lying around
Without work
Of no significance
Just hanging around
Between assignments
Sit at a stoplight
Comedic actor Eric
Emulate a couch potato
Lazy
Like a couch potato
On strike
Unemployed
Kind of chatter
Unfounded, as gossip
Run in neutral
Nothing-doing?
Not being used
Meaningless
Not doing much
Unemployed
Harmless, as threats
Just lying around
Run without moving, as a car
Unfounded, as rumors
Wait curbside
Out of action
Just hanging around
Stagnating
Unmeaningful
Gathering dust
"Monty Python" trouper
Like someone taking five
Taking a break from work
Monty Python member Eric
Eric of Monty Python
Eric of Monty Python fame
Marking time
Not in production
Resting
Wait in the car
Hanging around
Vain
Of no importance
Having time on one's hands
Just twiddling one's thumbs
In between tasks
Like some rumors
Word with gossip or chatter
Wait for the green
Like some chatter
Like a couch potato
In neutral
Frivolous
Baseless
Not in gear
Cleese colleague
Baseless
Eric of Monty Python
Inactive
Just lying around
Like a couch potato
Lying fallow
Not in use
Just twiddling one's thumbs
Nonworking
Not up to much
Wait in the car
Not in operation
Inactive
Doing nothing
At rest
Kind of curiosity
Run while disengaged
Like one who's taking five
Run out of gear?
Run in place
Run in neutral
Run at a red light
"As ___ as a painted ship ...": Coleridge
Between assignments
Run without moving
Sit in traffic
Monty Python's Eric
Hanging around
At liberty
Lounge
Knock about
Just twiddling the thumbs
Eric of Monty Python
At rest
Stay in neutral
Kicked back
At a standstill
Enjoying the life of Riley
Eric of Monty Python
Run in place
Not busy
Like some chatter
Mark time
At liberty
At a standstill
At a standsfill
Unfounded, as gossip
Not scheduled to play
Sit in neutral
"Monty Python" regular
Thumb-twiddling
Wait while running?
Run out of gear?
Groundless
Doing nothing
Eric of Monty Python
Unused
Unproductive
Run out of gear
Loafing
Keep the pedal off the metal
Not active
Kill time
At leisure
Between gigs
Not doing anything
At liberty
Run without moving
Putter
Without basis
Vain
Unfounded
On strike
Not operative
Go nowhere
Fallow
Unproductive
Lounging about
Not working
Of no use
See 61-Across
Wait curbside
Wait curbside, often
Without work
Out of action
Not operating
Thumb-twiddling
Still
Actor Eric of "Monty Python"
Out of action
Not operating
Run in neutral
Between assignments
Inactive
On strike
Mothballed
Eric of Monty Python
Not lifting a finger
Cleese cohort
Monty Python's Eric
Hanging around
Indolent
Kind of talk
Lay off
Not engaged
Off
Run while standing
Not employed
Off-duty
Unemployed
Like an ineffective threat
Unproductive
Like much chatter
Casual
Wait for the light
Run in neutral
Kind of hands that are "the devil's playthings"
Leave in neutral
Respond to a red light
Just sitting there
Run in place?
Laid off
Wait for the green light
Out of action
In mothballs
Barely run, as an engine
Empty
Not engaged
Cleese colleague
Laid off
Not going anywhere
Run in place?
Unoccupied?
Wait for a light
Just lying around
Wait for a light
Stagnating
Run in park
Be a layabout
Unfounded
Unfounded, as rumors
See 18 Across
Be in neutral
Obey a stop sign
Not playing
Kind of curiosity
Eric of Monty Python
Run without moving
Turned off
Like some chitchat
Like much gossip
Aimless
Twiddling one's thumbs
Killing time
Going nowhere
Off, in a way
Not at work
Wait at the red light
___ curiosity
Just plain lazy
Lazy
Goof off
Sitting on one's hands
Thumb-twiddling
Still
Inactive
Not in use
Vegetating
Like some fears
Unused
Killing time
Like some fears
Save the V-8 juice?
Unoccupied?
Not up to anything
Just hanging around
Run at the curb
Off the job
Mothballed
Kind of talk
In neutral
At rest
Wait at the light
See 16 Across
Run at the light
Put in neutral
Lazy
Dawdle
Insignificant, as chatter
Like some rumors
Out of work
In neutral
Keep the engine running
Not in operation
Not working
While away
Out of action
Not moving
Futile
In neutral
Just sitting there
Kill time
Lazing about
On the shelf
Not going anywhere
Run in neutral
Hang out
At liberty
Not at work
Not occupied
Shut down
Not in operation
Shiftless
Turned off
Unused
Run but go nowhere
Laze
Hang around
"Monty Python" troupe member
Type of chatter
Aimless
"Monty Python" regular
Fruitless
Eric of "Monty Python"
Unoccupied
Twiddling thumbs
Fainéant
Faineant
Vain
Useless
Monty Python's Eric ___
Not kept busy
Worthless
Another 2 Down
Between engagements
Lazy Eric?
"Trivolous"
Slothful
Recumbent
Otiose
Futile
"Monty Python" star
Unavailing
Run a car in neutral
An anagram for deli
In between jobs
Like a groundless rumor
Auto mechanic's concern
Relaxing
Motionless
Gainless
Nonworking
Truant
Run but go nowhere
Like "a painted ship upon a painted ocean"
Without a job
Jobless
Kind of chatter
Loaf
Lallygag
Kind of rumor
Like Coleridge's "painted ship"
Hanging around
Laze
Without worth
Not functioning
Not in gear
At liberty
Like a MOMA ship
Shiftless
Like a ship at the Tate
Like a "painted ship"
Shiftless; slothful
Recumbent or truant
Run in neutral gear
Not in harness
"As ___ as a painted ship . . . "
Aimless; pointless
Leisured
Ineffective
Lazy
Word for the rich
Kind of fancy
Type of gear or pulley
Wasted
___ rich
Type of rumor
Like a drone
Move slowly
Kind of thoughts
Waste time
At ease
Inconsequential
Unfounded
Dally
Nonproductive.
Useless.
Trifling.
Not in use.
Nonworking.
Ineffective.
Inactive.
At rest.
Loaf.
Vain.
Empty.
Fruitless.
Adjective for the rich.
Leisured.
Unfounded.
Not engaged.
At leisure.
Twiddling one's thumbs.
Like some hands.
Pointless.
Unbusy.
Fritter (away).
Unused.
Trivial.
Taking it easy.
Lacking worth.
Leading to nothing.
Dally.
Baseless.
Turn gently, as a motor.
Frivolous.
Between jobs.
At a standstill.
At liberty.
Not busy.
Not working.
Purposeless.
Not used.
Not employed.
Groundless.
Without basis.
Loll about.
Taking one's ease.
Not occupied.
Faineant.
Dillydally.
Futile.
Between engagements.
Doing nothing.
Inoperative.
Lazy.
Unoccupied.
Without worth.
Fainéant.
Waste time.
Worthless.
"___ as a painted ship."
Like a "painted ship upon a painted ocean."
Profitless.
Run slowly, as a motor.
Waiting for work.
In the theatre, at liberty.
On the sidelines.
Slothful.
Unemployed.
Out of a job.
Operate leisurely.
Ineffectual.
Waste.
Otiant.
Sitting around
See 41-Across
Just sitting
Waiting at a stoplight, probably
Gathering dust
Doing squat
Doing nothing
Going nowhere, not fast
Word with curiosity or speculation
Wait at the red light
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