(to be) at a loose end

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - at a loose end

"(to be) at a loose end"

to have nothing to do


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - at a loose end

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  What are you doing tonight?

Friend 2:  I don't have any plans.

Friend 1:  If you are at a loose end, then, why don't you come out with us to a party.

Friend 2:  Thanks. I will.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - at a loose end

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  What are you doing?

Friend 2:  I'm watching my laundry dry.

Friend 1:  Come down to the beach with us.

Friend 2:  May as well since I am at a loose end.

(to be) at a loose end - Usage:


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(to be) at a loose end - Gerund Form:

Being at a loose end, he accepted the invitation to the movies.

(to be) at a loose end - Examples:

1)  Tom, at a loose end, traps Stuart into a late night card game causing the publican to miss ...

2)  The narrator -- a fledgling author at a loose end in a strange town -- spends hours choosing the precise scarf for her daughter ...

3)  ... would cark it a year or so after retirement, sick at being at a loose end.

4)  ... you here - and that I wish we had known you were at a loose end sooner - there are loads of us who would have loved to show you ...

5)  Paddy found himself at a loose end and decided to get the canoe out.

6)  ... lessons on Thursdays. But on Friday and Saturday nights I'm often at a loose end.

7)  If you're ever at a loose end for some gaming pleasure, then you can pick up an N64 and Goldeneye ...

8)  Many are at a loose end, as their toys and games have been left behind.

9)  A month later, I found myself at a loose end after a bad internet date had ended early.

10)  The relationship develops only on his terms. If he's at a loose end or has had a rough day and wants cheering up, he's all ...

11)  ... in case he finds himself at a loose end in a hotel room, with only a laptop for company.

12)  When I am at a loose end I torture myself by reading of your adventures and wishing I was there!

13)  If you're at a loose end this weekend, I'd recommend it ...

14)  There's the loneliness I feel when I'm at a loose end, on a rest day, or during an off-the-bike period ...

15)  ... but it is well-worth watching if you find yourself at a loose end at the cinema ...

16)  ... if you're at a loose end tonight, do come down to The Conran Shop Marylebone from 5.30, where ...

17)  At a loose end during the week ahead? Here's our at-a-glance guide to ten things to ...

18)  ... think it can still be viewed on You tube if you're ever at a loose end for something to do.

19)  I was recently at a loose end and found myself milling about a computer technology shop, as I invariably do ...

20)  We see a group of disciples, seven altogether, seemingly at a loose end with nothing to do.