[ US /ˈaɪdəɫɪŋ, ˈaɪdɫɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ˈa‍ɪdlɪŋ/ ]
  1. having no employment
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How To Use idling In A Sentence

  • Within 10 minutes we were idling towards a pod of six whales making their sedate way through the wide sweep of the sound opposite the lodge.
  • And two more points over an indifferent Brods side would see them leapfrog the visitors and move within touching distance of leaders Bridlington and York.
  • Dawn Remblance, from Bridlington, is influenced by the horse's name and the colour of jockey silks when it comes to backing horses.
  • Anyone caught parked with an idling engine can also be fined. Times, Sunday Times
  • Reducing the time vehicles are idling is also a focus of attention. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Heritage was working out of Scarborough and her crew are believed to be from Bridlington.
  • On the first of October all was ready for this audacious squibbing of the hornet's nest, and the fleet of investment (which kept its distance according to the weather and the tides) stood in, not bodily so as to arouse excitement, but a ship at a time sidling in towards the coast, and traversing one another's track, as if they were simply exchanging stations. Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War
  • Motorists will be urged to drive outside busy times and turn off their engines when idling. Times, Sunday Times
  • To see him at work you would think he was a mild-mannered postal worker, happily idling along on a red postie bike as he delivers the mail.
  • Anthony sighed, leaving the car engine idling.
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