pass the time
Occupy oneself for an interval, as in The plane was six hours late but I passed the time reading a book.
pass the time of day. Exchange greetings, engage in pleasantries, chat, as in Whenever I met her we would stop to pass the time of day. [First half of 1800s]
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Practice I did, if only in friendly emulation of the others, as a pass-the-time.Desert Dust|Edwin L. Sabin