fool away

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fool away

slang To engage in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting. Quit fooling away and work on your book report already!
See also: away, fool

fool away

Squander, waste money or time, as in He was fooling away the entire afternoon. [Early 1600s] Also see fool around, def. 2.
See also: away, fool
References in classic literature ?
And after supper he talked to him about temperance and such things till the old man cried, and said he'd been a fool, and fooled away his life; but now he was a-going to turn over a new leaf and be a man nobody wouldn't be ashamed of, and he hoped the judge would help him and not look down on him.
No time fooled away; nobody straggling in after the curtain's up.