They idled before cafes.
The car idled in the driveway.
The windmill idled in the breeze.
The strike idled the workers for days.
We spent many idle hours during the holidays.
They didn't want to live idle lives.
How much trouble in this life is caused by idle talk!这一生中,无聊的闲话引起多少烦恼啊!
I don't know why I asked—just idle curiosity.
When men can't find employment, they are idle.
Men are idle when machines break down.
He is too idle to do anything.
It's idle to expect help from that man.
It would be idle to argue further.
I knew what would happen, but it was idle to warn them;they wouldn't listen.
The factory closed and left hundreds of employees idle.
The fuel shortage has left many airplanes idle.
1. Brian kept up the idle chatter for another five minutes.
2. It was more of an idle threat than anything.
3. It would be idle to pretend the system is perfect.
4. His statement isn't merely an idle boast.
5. Now the machine is lying idle.
6. The earth-moving trucks and cement mixers lay idle.