fool around with (someone or something)

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fool around with (someone or something)

1. To play or tinker with something, often in an aimless manner. Hey, don't fool around with the thermostat—it needs to stay at 68 degrees. Grandpa's still fooling around with that old radio, but I doubt he'll get it to work again.
2. To engage in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting with someone or something. Quit fooling around with the dog and work on your book report already!
3. To have a casual sexual relationship with someone. I can't believe you're still fooling around with Betsy. Why don't you guys try actually dating?
See also: around, fool
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Sabihin mo na ang totoo (Don't fool around with us. Just tell the truth)...
When my group of Castle Hill kids were around 10, "the Martys," who had left Castle Hill to play at Shorehaven with the Oberts, would come back to the pool and each would take two from our group on the 1-wall court and fool around with us. They were like older relatives to us.
Speaking at a security conference in Herzliya, north of Tel Aviv, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said: "I suggest Hamas doesn't fool around with us."
Once upon a time, our flag showed a rattlesnake with the motto "Don't tread on me!" Maybe it's time to haul it out and remind our detractors that it's not safe to fool around with us just because we prefer peace and harmony to war.