arse about

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arse about

1. adjective Backwards; incorrect; contrary to what is expected or desired. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Well, no wonder the computer isn't working. You've got the plugs all in arse about.
2. verb To behave in a silly or unproductive manner. Primarily heard in UK. Quit arsing about, we've got some serious work we need finished!
See also: arse