NOT DO, not act, not attempt; be inactive [See Inactivity]; abstain from doing, do nothing, hold, spare; not stir -, not move -, not lift- a -finger, - hand, - foot, - peg; fold ones -arms, - hands; leave -, let- alone; let be, let pass, let things take their course, let it have its way, let well alone, let well enough alone; quieta non movere [L.]; stare super antiquas vias [L.]; rest and be thankful, live and let live; lie -, rest- upon ones oars; laisser aller [F.], laisser faire [F.]; stand aloof; refrain (avoid) [See Avoidance]; keep oneself from doing; remit -, relax- ones efforts; desist (relinquish) [See Relinquishment]; stop (cease) [See Cessation]; pause (be quiet) [See Quiescence].
WAIT, lie in wait, bide ones time, take time, tide it over.
cool -, kick- ones heels; while away the -time, - tedious hours; pass -, fill up -, beguile- the time; talk against time; waste time (inactive) [See Inactivity].
lie by, lie on the shelf, lie idle, lie to, lie fallow; keep quiet, slug [obs.]; have nothing to do, whistle for want of thought; twiddle ones thumbs.
UNDO, do away with; take down, take to pieces; destroy [See Destruction].
NOT DOING &c. v.; not done &c. v.; undone; passive; unoccupied, unemployed; out of -employ, - work, - a job; uncultivated, fallow; désuvré [F.].
AT A STAND, re infectâ [L.], les bras croisés [F.], with folded arms; with the hands -in the pockets, - behind ones back; pour passer le temps [F.].
STOP! [See Cessation]; hands off! so let it be! enough! no more! bas! [Hind.].