Pass the time



1.
Occupy oneself for an interval, as in The plane was six hours late but I passed the time reading a book.
2.
pass the time of day. Exchange greetings, engage in pleasantries, chat, as in Whenever I met her we would stop to pass the time of day. [ First half of 1800s ]

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