English version

be at a loose end

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe at a loose endbe at a loose end (also be at loose ends American English)NOT DO something to have nothing to do I was at a loose end so I decided to go see an old movie. loose
Examples from the Corpus
be at a loose endAfter her husband died, Mildred found herself suddenly at loose ends.I felt rather at a loose end at the end of the term so I decided to take a trip to London.Bert, Alice was pleased to see, missed Jasper, tended to be at a loose end.He was at a loose end.Rhoda had died a year or two ago, and we had heard that Ralph was at loose ends.One's best friend's cousin's daughter might well be at a loose end after leaving art college.So, through no fault of my own, I was at a loose end quite a bit.They'd be at a loose end when it was over, which would be the time to approach them.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Word of the day luck out to be lucky