goof off(redirected from goofed off)
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1. verb To waste time with someone or something. Quit goofing off and get to work on your book report already, Scotty!
2. noun One who is apt to waste time and fool around. The phrase is usually hyphenated in this usage. Hey, you goof-offs in the back row need to calm down and be quiet!
to waste time. John is always goofing off. Quit goofing off and get to work!
To waste time, especially by acting foolishly or frivolously: The students spent their free time goofing off instead of working on the project.
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.