Faff about - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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Related to faff about: type up
, doss about
To waste time or procrastinate by doing something unproductive or unhelpful; to fool around or spend time idly. Primarily heard in UK. Would you quit faffing about and give me a hand cleaning the house? I should have started this essay last week, but I've been faffing about with my new video game console.
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I run really early in the morning and the surgery also saves me having to faff about
While men are supposed to get ready to go out with little more than a lick and polish, women are always said to faff about
for hours keeping their long-suffering loved-ones waiting.
And while they faff about
, evidence is accumulating inexorably that GM crops are unstable and dangerous,' said Dr John.