idling idling  /ˈaɪ də lɪŋ/


  • (n) having no employment



  1. Douglas disappeared three months ago after the bludgeoning death of his wife, leaving his car idling on an upstate bridge.
  2. They left the car idling, its windows open.
  3. There are enough moviegoers of that ilk idling about in late summer to make this low-budget picture a hit.


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    A district judge Tuesday ordered embattled St. - 11:52 pm When it was found three days after Christmas, the small pickup truck was still running, idling in a...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Opelousas Daily World

  2. Former Lafayette priest kills himself after victims show up at his door in Virginia

    When it was found three days after Christmas, the small pickup truck was idling in a secluded spot at a shuttered rock-and-sand plant off a lonesome stretch of state Route 5 in Charles City County. A hose ran from the Mazda's exhaust pipe through the passenger-side window, where it had been taped in place, according to a report by the Charles City Sheriff's Office. A wallet and a journal with a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Lafayette Daily Advertiser

  3. Lawrence School campaign encourages drivers to stop idling

    The Lawrence School’s Green Team recently conducted a campaign to get drivers to stop idling.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Brookline Tab


  1. "At the quarter pole he spit past Quality Road, and he was idling," Desormeaux said. "He's trying to be the best I've ever ridden."
    on Oct 3, 2009 By: Kent Desormeaux Source: ESPN

  2. "He was halfway idling when he made the lead," Z Fortune's rider Garrett Gomez said. "I think the longer distances will definitely help this colt."
    on Feb 10, 2007 By: Garrett Gomez Source: 940 News

  3. "That's even before taking into account the environmental damage being caused by the millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases being pumped into the atmosphere by the thousands of vehicles left idling in worsening traffic snarls," Mr Albanese said.
    on Mar 16, 2008 By: Anthony Albanese Source: Herald Sun

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