- 百无聊赖 [bǎi wú liáo lài]
- The time hangs heavy on one's hands.; bored stiff; bored to death; idle away time aimlessly; overcome with boredom; The day is long to him who knows not how to use it.; thoroughly bored; utterly bored [helpless]; very much bored:
Out of sheer boredom I would pick up a book and read on and on. 在百无聊赖中，随手抓过一本书来，读下去。
Mary leafed idly through some old magazines as she waited for her taxi to arrive.