Synonyms of 'wait around'
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If you linger somewhere, you stay there for a longer time than is necessary, for example because you are enjoying yourself.
Customers are welcome to linger over coffee until midnight.
Thesaurus for wait around from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you wait around or wait about , you stay in the same place, usually doing very little, because you cannot act before something happens or before someone arrives .