while away

phrasal verb
whiled away; whiling away; whiles away

Definition of while away

: to spend (time) doing something pleasant and easy We whiled away the afternoon with a walk around the garden.

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while away

while (one's) at it

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“While away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/while%20away. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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