twiddle (one's) thumbs

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twiddle (one's) thumbs definition

  1. tv.
    to do nothing; to wait nervously, playing with one's fingers. : I sat twiddling my thumbs while you were out doing I don't know what all!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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