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2021.05.19 12:54

Kill time ...

✔️Very common idiom used in casual speaking


✔️You can use “kill time” to say you’re going to spend time doing something while you’re waiting to do something else.

✔️Example Usage

Let’s pretend my mom can only give me a ride to the place where I’m going to interview at 2 pm, however, my interview doesn’t start until 4:00 pm. This means I have 2 hours to wait.

In this situation, I can say ...
•I’m going to kill time reading my book at the cafe across the street before my interview.

Another example:
•While waiting for the bus every morning, my brother kills time by playing video games on his phone.
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  • Rayhan 2021.05.19 13:13

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    Thank you
  • Anurag 2021.05.19 13:38

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    Whenever I feel bored, then I usually read newspapers, that's my way to kill time.
  • Dasom 2021.05.19 13:56

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    Do you use “kill time” for a movie when you want to say that the movie was so great and I lost track of time?
  • GaoNu 가오누 2021.05.19 15:20

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    @Dasom Yes, you can kill time by watching a movie. “We watched a movie to kill time” before our study session. But if you want to say you were watching a movie and it was so good and you “lost track of time”— that’s perfect! Lost track of time means you forgot about the time.
  • GaoNu 가오누 2021.05.19 21:27

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    @Anurag yes!
  • GaoNu 가오누 2021.05.19 21:28

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    @Rayhan You’re welcome.
  • Anurag 2021.05.20 07:27

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    @GaoNu 가오누 Thanks a lot:)

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