at a loose end


Explanation: What is an idiom?

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

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