play silly buggers

play silly buggers

  (British & Australian very informal)
to behave in a stupid or annoying way (often in continuous tenses) Stop playing silly buggers and come down off the roof.
See also: bugger, play, silly
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You should demand the return of your fees, for which you can sue if they start to play silly buggers - which is a good description of golfers anyway.
All he has done is play silly buggers with UN arms inspectors who are trying to weed out his nasty little arsenal.