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dick (someone) around

1. rude slang To exploit, cheat, or swindle someone. Oh yeah, that guy dicked me around for two grand a couple years ago. He promised to promote our business around the country, but I never heard from him again. The lawyer really dicked our family around when it came time to divvy up our father's estate.
2. rude slang To annoy or bother someone. Quit dicking me around and just tell me what's really going on!
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dick around

rude slang To engage in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting; to fool around. Of course he's not ready to go—he's been dicking around all day.
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dick around

in. to waste time; to goof off. (Usually objectionable.) Stop dicking around and get to work!
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The Microsoft defense also brought forward comments by Netscape's Marc Andreesen to the effect that the company did not want to be "dicking around with low-end stuff" when it was busy developing software.
"My recollection is that we were discussing with Netscape whether they saw it in their advantage to build their high-level value-added software on top of our platform, instead of duplicating what we were already doing anyway," Microsoft group vice-president Paul Maritz told the court, "it was our desire and is our desire to have everyone in the world build on top of Windows." Maritz reported that at the June 21 meeting, Netscape wunderkind Marc Andreessen had said he didn't want any "dicking around with low-level stuff." Maritz took that to mean Netscape didn't want to be involved in enabling applications, but rather wanted to specialize in the applications themselves: ecommerce, groupware and the like.
While the Spooks team were dicking around off-message, Herman duly assassinated a prime British military target with ease.
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