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slang To engage in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting. Quit farting around and work on your book report already!
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Fig. to waste time playing around. (Caution with fart, which is considered coarse.) Stop farting around and get the job started.
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v. Vulgar Slang
To fritter time away; fool around.
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in. to waste time; to do something ineffectually or inefficiently. (Usually objectionable.) Stop farting around and get to work!
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