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goof off

1. verb To waste time with someone or something. Quit goofing off and get to work on your book report already, Scotty!
2. noun One who is apt to waste time and fool around. The phrase is usually hyphenated in this usage. Hey, you goof-offs in the back row need to calm down and be quiet!
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goof off

to waste time. John is always goofing off. Quit goofing off and get to work!
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goof off

v.
To waste time, especially by acting foolishly or frivolously: The students spent their free time goofing off instead of working on the project.
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goof off

1. and goof around in. to waste time. You guys are goofing off again! Get busy. Stop goofing around.
2. n. a time-waster; a jerk. (Usually goof-off.) I’m no goof-off, but I am no scholar either.
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Veterans who are accustomed to military orderliness and respect get frustrated when younger classmates goof off.
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We used to do the book every other year in the '70s and early '80s, and frankly, we would goof off that off year.
Also, actually schedule time to goof off or hang out.
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When kids get highly engaged in learning, they show up, they don't goof off," Klimek says.
We cry, slam doors, goof off, make mistakes, experience disappointments, tragedies, sickness, and traumas.
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Researchers are studying diverse sides of this miniature military life, from soldierly housekeeping to the recruits' tendency to goof off.
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Twice a year, by decree of Publisher Mike Hilts, I'm allowed to goof off in this space.
The innovation sent employees a clear message that Friday was the one day of the week when it was acceptable--nay, advisable--to goof off, take long lunches, and get caught up on Rotisserie League baseball.
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We also goof off and try to challenge each other and see who can do better turns.