Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

kill time

kill time
1) engage in something with the aim of making time seem to pass more quickly
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • kill some time between meetings by going for a coffee
  • Analysis
    When you kill time, it means you have some free time to spend while you are waiting for something else. When you kill time you occupy yourself by doing something to pass the time in a better or more amusing way.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. My friend said that he was going to be late, so I killed some time by going for a coffee.
    2. I had a look around the duty-free shops to kill time before my flight.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Productivity is not as high as it should be. There are too many people in the office killing time by playing games or surfing the internet rather than continuously working
    2. Travellers killing time in airports generate 67 billion dollars in revenue in duty-free sales.
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