Saturday, 24 March 2018



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
6. ineffective or powerless; fruitless; vain
7. without basis; unfounded
8. (when trans., often followed by “away”) to waste or pass (time) fruitlessly or inactively
9. (intr.) to loiter or move aimlessly
10. (intr.) (of a shaft, engine, etc.) to turn without doing useful work
11. (intr.) (of an engine) to run at low speed with the transmission disengaged
12. (trans.) (US and Canadian) to cause to be inactive or unemployed

I would not call him idle
Not now, not ever,
Just parsimonious in his moves

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