The two gunmen calmly walked back to the idling van and jumped in back.
A group of masked assassins on motorcycles pulls up to an idling car.
The former politicians offer a variety of reasons for idling their campaign riches instead of giving them away.
On Sept. 5, Saad Al-Hilli, 50, his wife, Iqbal, 47, and her mother, Suhaila Al-Allaf, 74, were found dead in their idling BMW.
The car, with United Kingdom license plates, was idling and locked from the inside.
She was still more delighted when her companion paused and spoke to some of the Indians idling about there.
And next, here she was, idling until our outfit drew abreast.
Everywhere along the bars and sand-spits the gray Canadas were idling, always with an erect, keen-eyed sentinel on guard.
I waited an hour idling about, and then I went boldly to the door, and knocked.
Half his life of instruction now quickly seemed to have been idling.
Old English idel "empty, void; vain; worthless, useless; not employed," common West Germanic (cf. Old Saxon idal, Old Frisian idel "empty, worthless," Old Dutch idil, Old High German ital, German eitel "vain, useless, mere, pure"), of unknown origin. Idle threats preserves original sense; meaning "lazy" is c.1300.
late 15c., "make vain or worthless," from idle (adj.). Meaning "spend or waste (time)" is from 1650s. Meaning "cause to be idle" is from 1789. Sense of "running slowly and steadily without transmitting power" (as a motor) first recorded 1916. Related: Idled; idling.