One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Spend time observing other people going about their business.‘I love sitting here and watching the world go by’
- ‘What I came to enjoy about the place was just sitting on that stair, having cups of tea and watching the world go by.’
- ‘The only shame was that we had to go back to work, and couldn't spend all afternoon watching the world go by, from the comfort of the leather sofa!’
- ‘It is idyllic to sit on an early summer's evening with cocktail in hand, watching the world go by.’
- ‘How much of the woman's life was spent on that chair watching the world go by?’
- ‘With everything I could possibly want so close to hand, I began spending whole days sitting out there, watching the world go by.’
- ‘I spent a leisurely morning sipping coffee and watching the world go by on the sidewalk near Venice Beach.’
- ‘I like standing on my step watching the world go by and I was forever seeing her walking these two donkeys of hers around the village.’
- ‘Thousands of visitors every year come to enjoy the huge range of activities available; from sailing to sunbathing; birdwatching to bicycling and waterskiing to just watching the world go by.’
- ‘Normally, in this situation, I enjoy just sitting, watching the world go by.’
- ‘I spent an entertaining 15 minutes sitting in the shopping centre watching the world go by.’
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