To faff about
is to waste time doing tasks of very little significance, such as trying to work out the deeper meaning of someone's nickname when there really isn't any.
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After moaning for an hour and appearing to do nothing more than faff about
with a valve, he handed us an invoice for pounds 450 and told us about his upcoming holiday to Barbados.
"I run really early in the morning and the surgery also saves me having to faff about
They prefer to stay home and faff about
with computer games or social media, which I suppose is a simpler way to stunt your brain than clubbing.
While men are supposed to get ready to go out with little more than a lick and polish, women are always said to faff about
for hours keeping their long-suffering loved-ones waiting.