fuss around

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fuss around

To do something in a hasty or energetic manner. Mom wasn't expecting us, so she fussed around and prepared some snacks as we settled down in the living room.
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After all, the Mad Hatter fusses around, talks a lot and makes a cup of tea - just like our LibLabCon team.
While Nicola fusses around, reminding him how much he loves her and shoving wedding photos under his nose as proof, Jimmy remains as unimpressed by this as he is about This Morning being presented by Gordon the Gopher's former sidekick.
Eileen isn't much help as she fusses around her in Penrhewl either, so Sioned seeks solace from Macs.
Each caretaker fusses around the brood at all hours.
That's one of the reasons why they like it in here because they are treated like everyone else, no one fusses around them and they can let their hair down.
Colours within the orchestra are also compelling (do I hear pizzicato inner parts in the taut Overture?), though Thurston Dart's harpsichord continuo sometimes fusses around as though it were a solo recital.
"Let's face it, there's a little girl hidden away in both of us," Helen says as she sinks her hands into the pockets of her shapeless sweater and fusses around her house.
She fusses around the young soldiers before travelling into town.
Raymond Coulthard camps it up as the warrior Achilles, sporting a pony- tail and dark nail polish, and David Bamber from TV's Chalk fusses around in a fez to great effect as wily matchmaker Pandarus.