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idle British & World English

(Of a person) avoiding work; lazy

bone idle British & World English

Extremely idle or lazy

idle wheel British & World English

An intermediate wheel between two geared wheels, especially when its purpose is to allow them to rotate in the same direction

the devil finds work for idle hands to do in devil British & World English

If someone doesn’t have enough work to occupy them, they are liable to cause or get into trouble

the devil finds work for idle hands to do British & World English

If someone doesn’t have enough work to occupy them, they are liable to cause or get into trouble

idle English Thesaurus

an idle fellow

idle English-Spanish

to be idle

idle in idle English Thesaurus

an idle fellow

idle in indolent English Thesaurus

the pub is full of indolent young men

idle in lazy English Thesaurus

he's too lazy to mow the lawn

bone idle English-Spanish

haragán, flojo familiar/colloquial, vago familiar/colloquial

idle away English-Spanish

they idled away the hours chatting

to be idle in idle English-Spanish

no tener* trabajo, estar* sin hacer nada

the idle rich in idle English-Spanish

los que viven de las rentas

she's never idle in idle English-Spanish

nunca está ociosa

it's just idle chatter in idle English-Spanish

no es más que cháchara

it was an idle boast in idle English-Spanish

no fue más que una fanfarronada

the factory still lay idle in lie English-Spanish

la fábrica seguía parada

don't let your money lie idle in idle English-Spanish

no deje ocioso su dinero, no deje dormir su dinero

to waste time on idle speculation in idle English-Spanish

perder* el tiempo en conjeturas inútiles

the devil finds work for idle hands (to do) in devil English-Spanish

el ocio es la madre de todos los vicios

the closure has made hundreds of workers idle in idle English-Spanish

el cierre ha dejado sin trabajo a cientos de obreros

why have a car and let it stand idle in the garage? in idle English-Spanish

¿para qué tienes coche si no lo sacas del garaje?


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