Often used on IM sites,it means to be inactive
Yahoo said Bob had been idle for 10min and 46sec.
by Chrizzy March 14, 2006
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doing nothing - at least nothing productive. For recration or because there is just nothing to do.
by gizmo771 February 25, 2006
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Its what happens to a person after they smoke mad fya, see inactive lazy unemployed dead
Jake smoke so much weed that he died ugh-ugha, idle!!
by runner* August 28, 2004
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The natural groove struck by a concert-goer when a witnessing live performance. It can be thought of as their noise floor for excitement reflected in their motion. Each person's idle is unique and while perhaps imitable, is not truly reproducible by any other person. It can be used as a verb (idling) or as noun (his or her idle). The idle spectrum encompasses all types of grooves; from the frantic hula girl to the middle aged man entrenched in the front row with ear plugs nodding to the beat.

The term gets its roots from the cars engine which also idles when waiting at a red light.
Check out that guys idle...
by SleeplessInSyracuse February 5, 2015
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Leaving your irc client connected to a server and sitting in channels even if you are not at the computer. This allows a group of users to stay in contact even if they are not active all the time.

Many misunderstand this concept and think idling means to stare at an inactive channel for hours on end but it just means leaving your client connected even if you aren't there or are doing other things.

Note: things like the following would not be possible if both users were not idling.
9:56am <user1> so user2 how are the girls?
1:12pm <user2> they are doing great! i just got home.
1:12pm <user1> thats good. tell them hi for me :)
by Louva-Deus March 9, 2004
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i dont like,
saying you dont like something or someone
man idl u! so lmtfa!

idl grape juice, its nasty
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I Did Laughing. Gramatically incorrect phrase, originally coined as a result of immense financial confusion, wearing the same clothing for months on end, abnormal urge to temporarily deform one's own body parts in an attempt to alter self-image; such as the biceps, excessive arcade usage, immense sexual disorientation, and chronic masturbation.
BALLINNNN" IDL

Sorry guyss, but I make $14/hr.

Scrappin is just the intro, finishing you off is the beginning. I DID LAUGHING

Because I live my life $14 dollars at a time.

$14/hr makes me sensitive.
by Dru Chung March 21, 2007
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