monkey around


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monkey around

To waste time or procrastinate by doing something unproductive or unhelpful; to fool around or spend time idly. Would you quit monkeying around and give me a hand cleaning the house? I should have started this essay last week, but I've been monkeying around with my new video game console.
See also: around, monkey

monkey around

verb
See also: around, monkey

monkey around

verb
See also: around, monkey
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It was the wrong time to monkey around with team formations.
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If they want to mate, go to the toilet or just monkey around they will do it without shame in front of the cameras.
HEY, hey we're the Beckhams and people say we monkey around.
IT'S nearly time to monkey around with the West Midland Safari Park's charity drive.
NAOMI Watts can't wait to monkey around for new movie King Kong, after being told she'll be acting with a real-life co-star rather than computer graphics.
Don't Monkey Around - Join PTA'' is the theme of the Santa Susana Elementary School PTA membership drive.
And to help get into character she was shipped off to classes with fellow cast members, including Tim Roth, to learn to monkey around.
To monkey around with loans of those amounts, there's just not enough return that's commensurate with the risk.
BART didn't monkey around when putting together this event.
I'M glad Justin Bieber's finding time to monkey around in a pair of 100 denier tights in LA, cos it seems he's forgotten all about his pet monkey, who's stuck in quarantine in Germany.
TERRIFIED families had no time to monkey around when five chimps escaped their enclosure at a zoo.
YOU wouldn't want to monkey around with this young one's mum.