Definition of while (one's) at it
- Since we're cleaning the kitchen, we should wash the floor while we're at it.
- "I'm going to the store to buy a newspaper." "While you're at it, could you get some milk?"
: a period of time especially when short and marked by the occurrence of an action or a condition : time
: the time and effort used (as in the performance of an action) : trouble
: during the time that
: as long as
: when on the other hand : whereas
: to cause to pass especially without boredom or in a pleasant manner
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