at a loose end
This is when you have nothing to do.Context:
- I've been working so hard lately that I decided to give myself a break but now I'm at a loose end. Do you have any plans for this weekend?
-You really deserve some time off, I'm glad you finally decided to relax. Maybe you'd like to join me on Saturday? I'm going to the beach with Jim and Sam.
-I'd really enjoy that, thank you. What time are you leaving?
-I'll call you on Friday and give you the details.
Notes: This idiom refers to a time when a ship's captain would task idle sailors by checking the ends of rigging ropes to make sure none had come loose
This idiom refers to a time when a ship's captain would task idle sailors by checking the ends of rigging ropes to make sure none had come loose
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