pass the time

pass the time
to do something that makes a period of time seem shorter and end more quickly, especially when you are bored, to prevent yourself from becoming bored by doing something, often something that you are not really interested in

They watched videos to pass the time.

We played cards to pass the time.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • pass the time of day with someone — pass the time of day (with (someone)) to talk in a friendly way with someone. She often stopped to pass the time of day with her neighbors …   New idioms dictionary

  • pass the time of day with — pass the time of day (with (someone)) to talk in a friendly way with someone. She often stopped to pass the time of day with her neighbors …   New idioms dictionary

  • pass the time of day — (with (someone)) to talk in a friendly way with someone. She often stopped to pass the time of day with her neighbors …   New idioms dictionary

  • pass the time of day — If you pass the time of day with somebody, you stop and say hello, enquire how they are and other such acts of social politeness …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pass the time of day — {v. phr.} To exchange greetings; stop for a chat. * /They met at the corner and paused to pass the time of day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass the time of day — {v. phr.} To exchange greetings; stop for a chat. * /They met at the corner and paused to pass the time of day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass\ the\ time\ of\ day — v. phr. To exchange greetings; stop for a chat. They met at the corner and paused to pass the time of day …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pass the time of day — to have a short conversation with someone about things which are not important. The old man liked to pass the time of day with his neighbours. (often + with) …   New idioms dictionary

  • pass the time of day —    If you pass the time of day with somebody, you stop and say hello, enquire how they are and other such acts of social politeness.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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