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To waste time, or to pass time doing unimportant things - synonyms or related words

fritter away

to waste time or money on things that are not necessary or important

fiddle around

to waste time doing things that are not important or useful

knock around

to spend time somewhere with no particular purpose

loaf

verb

informal

to spend time doing nothing, usually when you should be working

mess around

to waste time doing things that are not important

reinvent the wheel

to waste time and effort trying to do something that someone else has already done well

kill time

to make time seem to pass more quickly by doing something instead of just waiting

pass the time

to prevent yourself from becoming bored by doing something, often something that you are not really interested in

futz around

informal

to spend a lot of time doing something without achieving much

kick your heels

to waste time waiting for someone or something

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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