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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"We recommend Washington operators of the sanctions machine to at least superficially study our history to stop fussing around in vain.
"If you can be bothered to do all the fussing around in a dark room, this will take standard 35 mm film and split it into strips you can wind into a camera's mini cassettes."
Within seconds, a couple of other ducks were fussing around it.
"What I'm trying to tell them is to stop fussing around, and buy the best fresh meat available.
JUST FUSSING AROUND WITH THEIR BOARDS, EATING BURRITOS AND DRINKING ICED COFFEES.
"I came up with the 'ride our bus to save the fuss' idea to encourage parents to use the bus instead of fussing around finding parking spaces and parking money."
For good measure, she should also get rid of some distracting tics and bad habits in performance, like constantly fixing and fussing around with her hair, even in emotional scenes-where she should be focused on deeper, more natural and less nervously fussy behavior!
NANNON and Elsa are in a strange mood, fussing around the leftovers on the breakfast table, and looking up at the clock above the range again and again.
But when Judy, 54, started fussing around the Wimbledon champion he told her that he would feel better if she stopped talking.
(And it's her, not any digital fussing around.) Of course, the "big'' part of her voice is as big -- if not bigger -- than ever.
Roy is not having the best of times coping with his soul mate's illness, and fussing around Hayley is clearly driving her nuts.
"My fussing around can be difficult for my friends and family too."
They might even be thinking that now you're 15 you don't want them fussing around you.
He's a world apart from the present Earl and Countess of Grantham, in as much as he works for a living and he prefers to dress himself rather than have a valet fussing around him.
Nicola returns to work, but tires of everyone fussing around her and locks herself up alone in the Home Farm shop, where she goes into labour.