Most of us lead very busy lives these days, but do you ever finish everything you have to do and find that you have a bit of spare time to fill? In these situations, when we have free time, but we don't know what to do with it, we say we are at a loose end.
This expression was originally about sailors' ropes which had become untied, or 'loose', and therefore were not being used properly.
Well, I never find myself at a loose end. Things just keep coming up and I have a lot to do! So, bye now.
If you are at a loose end, are you:
a) busy, with lots to do?
b) free, and looking for something to do?