at loose ends
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In an unsettled or uncertain situation. For example, This whole visit has left me feeling restless, constantly at loose ends, or Jane couldn't find a job this year and so is at loose ends for the summer. [Mid-1800s]
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at length, Atli, at liberty, at loggerheads, at long last, at loose ends, ATM, atman, atmo-, atmolysis, atmometer
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