doss around

doss around

To waste time; to shirk one's work or responsibility by doing something unproductive. Primarily heard in UK. There's no way we'll get this project finished on time if everyone keeps dossing about like this! I should have been working on my paper all weekend long, but instead, I just dossed about playing videogames.
See also: around, doss
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You can just doss around away from it all, or go mad for it, like the locals do.
You give us education, all we do is get drunk at university, then doss around the world before settling back in the bosom of our parent's comfy abode.
This movie is about a group of us with loads of money, who kinda doss around.
A Touch Of Frost's laid-back attitude to life meant she was happy to doss around at the back of the field for the first six runs of her career, but the fitting of blinkers and a switch to more forcing tactics saw a big improvement.
Not one to doss around as a teenager, he worked in retailing during his summers, two in the family butcher's department, another with Ralph's Grocery Stores in California, an LA-based 200-outlet chain, gaining further experience in butchery.
Serious proposals, which would give youngsters the chance to develop their potential while meeting Government's fear they would be paying kids just to doss around.