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lollygag around

To waste time idly or aimlessly (some place); to loiter or loaf around (some place). You've been lollygagging around the house for the whole weekend—go play outside or something! Would you two quit lollygagging around and give me a hand?
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lollygag (around)

to loaf; to loiter. How can I get my work done with you lollygagging around? I spent my vacation just lollygagging.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The nearby creek lollygags off round the next bend talking to itself.