stand around

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See: loiter
References in classic literature ?
Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe,'' said the gallant Outlaw, stepping forward, ``my assurances can add nothing to those of our sovereign; yet, let me say somewhat proudly, that of men who have suffered much, he hath not truer subjects than those who now stand around him.
Summary: Tral (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 21 (ANI): At least one civilian was killed and seven personnel of 180 Bn CRPF injured in a grenade attack followed by firing by unidentified militants near the Tral bus stand around 12:00 a.
He said gold would remain in range of $1,270 an ounce and the commodity in rupee term would stand around Rs 49,700 a tola on the back of moderate interest of the investors as they preferred to allocate money to sectors that would make money, either in stocks or in share market.
But, the city will just have to pay 5% of those costs, which will stand around $3,800 due to federal and state funding aid.
I looked out of the corner of my eye and saw this buck walk under my stand around 10 yards out.
On many painting projects, before you can stand around and watch the paint dry, you first have to stand around and watch the caulk dry, so you can paint it.
Their work seemed to go something like this: Get down on your knees for no more that two or three minutes with a scraper, get up and have a cigarette, get on the mobile phone for five minutes, then stand around surveying the scene.
Everything we did took three times as long simply due to the ridiculous amount of time they would stand around and talk about it.
They stand around in their hard hats, reflective coats and big boots.
The robber didn't choose to stand around and give her a few more tries; he fled for the door, minus any loot.
True, he was kind enough to stand around in the freezing cold and pose for your video, but his strained smile suggests that he was uncomfortable with this attention (or thought you were nuts).