Tirare a far sera

English translation: To watch the day go by

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Italian term or phrase:Tirare a far sera
English translation:To watch the day go by
Entered by: Lisa Jane

19:53 May 5, 2018
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Human Resources
Italian term or phrase: Tirare a far sera
The translation is about different types of workers at a translation agency (specifically freelance translators): willing workers, listless workers, and chronic listless workers. I don't understand what this particular expression ("tirano a far sera") means in this context regarding the class of listless workers. Additionally, my friend in Veneto, Italy, says he has never heard this expression and has no idea how to translate it to English. The section I am referring to is as follows:

"Gli svogliati sono essenzialmente dei "morti viventi". Tirano a far sera, investendo tempo nel proprio lavoro, ma non energia né passione."
Joshua Farley
United States
Local time: 17:44
To watch the day go by
Explanation:
Usually means to Laze about doing nothing or having no purpose.


http://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/tirare/

t. sera, passare una giornata senza saper che fare, sperando che finisca presto;

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Note added at 10 hrs (2018-05-06 06:46:14 GMT)
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In English you could call these chairwarmers if they don't pull their weight in the office

b : an employee (as one in a sedentary occupation) who is superfluous or who makes little effort to apply himself to his work
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Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 23:44
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4 +2To watch the day go by
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To watch the day go by


Explanation:
Usually means to Laze about doing nothing or having no purpose.


http://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/tirare/

t. sera, passare una giornata senza saper che fare, sperando che finisca presto;

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Note added at 10 hrs (2018-05-06 06:46:14 GMT)
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In English you could call these chairwarmers if they don't pull their weight in the office

b : an employee (as one in a sedentary occupation) who is superfluous or who makes little effort to apply himself to his work

Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 23:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
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agree  tradu-grace
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agree  dandamesh
14 hrs
  -> Grazie Dandamesh!
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