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goof off

1. verb To engage in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting; to fool around. Quit goofing off and get to work on your book report already!
2. noun One who is apt to waste time and fool around. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated. 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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The employee is not forced to take what could be a demoralizing position, as in: "Yes, you are right, I have been goofing off today.
Chi-wen (Fan Chihwei) and Ming-hsien (Ma Chih-hsiang) are students at a cram school, where they're regularly scolded by their teacher for goofing off.
While some of the activities are fun, this is not about goofing off, but about, well, serious fun.
I was going through a bunch of pictures over the weekend, and in every picture of her she's goofing off.
Whenever I'm at work or goofing off, it's comforting to know that I'm still making a very important difference in this world
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business could screech to a halt, paralyzed by an epidemic of employee goofing off.
Surfing the web at work may conjure up images of goofing off.
But as much as you want to laugh at this stuff, it is actually kind of fun, and Herbie has such good taste that even when he is goofing off, he produces quality music.
Most of the accidents occur because people are standing up, horsing around, or goofing off," he says.
The reigning champion of our largest hardwood species can inspire some regal goofing off.
Now, get cracking, and don't ever let me catch you goofing off again".
taken-by=leonardo_nam) cute video of himself goofing off with Newton and their co-star Ptolemy Slocum before heading to the awards ceremony.
In introducing the book, editor Rosario Garcellano described the selected essays in the compilation as "display(ing) not only passion and sorrow, but also compassion and commitment-hardly the stuff of the flighty, the jejune, or the goofing off.