monkey around

(redirected from monkeyed around)

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Soon they will be too big to be monkeyed around with.
The rocker was enjoying a break with his eldest boy as the pair monkeyed around for the cameras.
Two mountain gorillas, accompanied by a not-so-intrepid explorer, monkeyed around the 18th Century walled garden, to the delight of their Good Friday audience.
Although Helena is best known for playing the English rose, she happily monkeyed around in rehearsals to make her new role more realistic.