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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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Stationed at the remote Tiputini Biodiversity Station (TBS) on the edge of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador, primatologists Sara Alvarez and Nabilah Rawji follow monkeys around for 12 hours a day tracking their lives in great detail.
ALICE the gorilla monkeys around with a T-shirt - but shows little ape-titude for dressing herself.
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The villagers, seeing there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest and started catching them.
Nadler certainly monkeys around in his solo act, which he'll bring back to New York City's world-famous Sardi's restaurant two nights a week beginning in February (after a three-month run there in the fall).
It monkeys around with the survival of elected officials.
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