keep busy

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See: engage, occupy
References in classic literature ?
Hope and keep busy, and whatever happens, remember that you never can be fatherless.
Raheela, who is mother of two children talking to reporter said To become volunteer is a great way for kids to keep busy during the summer.
The former maths lecturer at South Tyneside College retired 11 years ago and set up the website to keep busy.
To keep busy, he bags groceries and becomes friendly with a checkout clerk.
I want to keep busy and I think keeping busy is the most important thing.
No literally, I had to keep it out of my mind and just keep busy in the house.
He can keep busy sorting through the items and reading the left-behind books--and it is a journal he finds that starts this action.
Middle-aged bees, those 14 to 24 days past the pupa stage, keep busy near the hive's periphery, building honeycomb, storing food, and, for some, dragging out bodies.
Tommy Gilmour, the brothers' manager, said: "Wilson was keen to keep busy after beating John T Kelly earlier this month.
Medical Imaging Business (MIB) is designed to keep busy executives and industry analysts in touch with the latest developments in the medical imaging market.
In Toronto recently on a visit to the Anglican Church of Canada partnerships department, the bishop, who is also chaplain of Sri Lanka's National Christian Council, said that the churches keep busy selling the peace.