kill-time


noun

  1. an occupation that passes the time
  2. (as modifier)kill-time pursuits

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Example sentences from the Web for kill-time

  • What sailorizing was undertaken was in the nature of kill-time, and well understood as such by the men.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif|Frank T. Bullen

Idioms and Phrases with kill-time

kill time

Pass time aimlessly. For example, There was nothing to do, so I sat around killing time until dinner was ready. This idiom was first recorded about 1768.

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