pass (the) time

This page is about the collocation pass (the) time

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to do something to fill in time when you're bored or have nothing to do

For example

  • How do you pass the time when you're on a long flight?

  • We're just wandering around the airport, passing time while we wait.

Note:
A related collocation is "kill time"

Quick Quiz

I passed the time reading because I

a. had been reading really slowly

b. didn't have anything else to do

c. had forgotten what time it was

Contributor: Matt Errey