goof off


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goof off

to waste time. John is always goofing off. Quit goofing off and get to work!
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goof off

to avoid work She spent most of the school day goofing off with her friends.
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goof off

v.
To waste time, especially by acting foolishly or frivolously: The students spent their free time goofing off instead of working on the project.
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goof off

1. and goof around in. to waste time. You guys are goofing off again! Get busy. Stop goofing around.
2. n. a time-waster; a jerk. (Usually goof-off.) I’m no goof-off, but I am no scholar either.
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Doubek knows other vets, accustomed to military orderliness and respect, get frustrated when classmates goof off.
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The three girls were asked to suggest four classmates to help them with the construction of the full-scale greenhouse, and they chose "people to work hard, not goof off," said Nasjela.
At Howard University, Army ROTC cadets with prior service as enlisted men express distaste and sometimes dismay at the behavior of their college peers, who talk in class, goof off, and party too much.
It's no surprise that people have been sneaking in time to goof off for years, but few realized it could actually be good for them.
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It was just a way to goof off for cash, so quit fucking bugging me about being once related with it.
We got to spend our summer doing what very few people get to do anymore--just hang out and goof off.
A national survey conducted in advance of the March 22 National Goof-Off Day finds that playing video games ranks highest among the ways young men like to goof off and spend their time.
Damon may goof off in the "Ocean's Eleven" movies, but here he's deadly earnest, and the script doesn't let him off easily.
When they first came in they would moan and goof off,'' Lopez.
Goof off Responsibly: Even if your company allows personal use of your computer at work, your office network likely does not have the bandwidth you need for downloading Harry Met Sally or the compendium of Barry White.