fool around with (someone or something)(redirected from fooling around with)
fool around with (someone or something)
1. To play or toy with something, often in an aimless manner. Hey, don't fool around with the thermostat—it needs to stay at 65 degrees. Grandpa's still fooling around with that old radio, but I doubt he'll get it to work again.
2. To waste time with someone or something. Quit fooling around with the dog and work on your book report already, Scotty!
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?