muck around


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muck around (with something)

to do something without a serious purpose Why was she mucking around in such a risky neighborhood? I kept working on this text until I thought it was good, and then I tried not to muck around with it anymore.
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muck around

or muck about
v.
To spend time idly; putter: We spent our summer afternoons mucking around in the fields and ponds. I stayed home and mucked around all day.
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Don't dare muck about with my past - or I might have to muck around with your present.
If you muck around at that end of the market that's what you get.
My friends and I have got into a lot of trouble because we just decided to muck around but they got my mum in.
Now between the posts for Rhyl, Southall - 43 in eight days time - confirmed "I am not here just to muck around - we want to win something.
The A45 is a major trunk road and you can't muck around with it.
When asked by the Sunday People if he had experienced sex with boys Sir Arthur said: "I take a dim view of people who muck around with boys.
Ecclestone disclosed: "I did talk to Damon about his contract and told him: 'If you muck around you will be in trouble.
I've had a whole life of just mucking around and now that I've got a job where I am supposed to muck around, I've sat down at a desk and really put my mind towards it.