Sviatohirsk is an idle forest resort, usually popular with families and the elderly.
But, here, too, Obama has quietly thrown a lifeline to the idle rich.
The staff there has been idle since last March, when the insurgents angrily called off tentative talks with the Americans.
American companies routinely avoid taxation by moving their idle cash offshore.
Any upcoming release of a new Apple product guarantees a deafening cacophony of idle speculation from tech sites.
It was idle; a magic seems to shield a captive's leap for life.
We are not now about to give him any idle panegyric on the occasion.
It would be idle either to affirm or to deny that the last half-century has produced men of science of the calibre of Newton.
He had seen much of her during the week, and he knew she had not been idle.
They must be kept in their place, and it was idle to imagine that there was any science in wood or iron work.'
Old English idel "empty, void; vain; worthless, useless; not employed," common West Germanic (cf. Old Saxon idal, Old Frisian idel "empty, worthless," Old Dutch idil, Old High German ital, German eitel "vain, useless, mere, pure"), of unknown origin. Idle threats preserves original sense; meaning "lazy" is c.1300.
late 15c., "make vain or worthless," from idle (adj.). Meaning "spend or waste (time)" is from 1650s. Meaning "cause to be idle" is from 1789. Sense of "running slowly and steadily without transmitting power" (as a motor) first recorded 1916. Related: Idled; idling.