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kill time

Meaning: You kill time when you do something to amuse yourself while waiting for something.

For example:

  • I had to kill time at the airport because of the delay so I bought a book of crossword puzzles.

  • We kill time on long trips by playing this game in which someone thinks of a country, and the next person has to think of another country that starts with the last letter of the first one, like Thailand, Denmark, Kenya, Afghanistan, Nepal, and so on.

Quick Quiz:

If you're stuck in traffic jam, a good way to kill time is to
  1. leave the car and walk
  2. get some beers and have a party
  3. read a book

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