Farsi (Persian) translation: دست روی دست گذاشتن و کاری نکردن
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English to Farsi (Persian) translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / Idioms
English term or phrase:to sit around and do nothing
The sentence in full: "I can't just sit around and do nothing!"
This is an idiom frequently used when there is an urgent problem in the family, e.g. an elderly relative with Alzheimers has gone missing.
In many such cases there is really very little one can do apart from informing the police. But, nevertheless, one can easily develop guilt feelings if one is inactive, so one might often say, “At least let me go out and look for him. I can't just sit around and do nothing!”