at a loose end
This page is about the idiom at a loose end
If you're at a loose end, you have nothing to do.
- If I'm ever at a loose end, I look for a good book to read.
- Give me a call if you're at a loose end and we'll go and do something.
This is similar to the American idiom "at loose ends", though the American idiom seems to indicate a state of unhappy restlessness that results from having nothing to do, while the British idiom simply means having nothing to do.
This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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Contributor: Matt Errey