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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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In regimented, highly disciplined organizations such as the Army, a leader gives an order, and it's carried out -- no dissension, no complaints, no lollygagging. How simple leadership must be for an Army general.
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This richly woven and engaging tale includes several unfamiliar words, like "lollygagging," "skedaddle," and "persimmon." It also contains phrases that Levi has never heard before, including "my sweet little pattootie" and "no sirree." Because the art and text so beautifully express the joy of eating a persimmon, Levi asks questions about the fruit once the teacher has finished the story.
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They watched a soldier, groggy from the firefight, lollygagging up the lane.
No more golden lollygagging for me In that long water along the sides Of the fishing hulks whose fishermen were gone, Their sky blackened.
Splurge on something durable and overpriced in early June when your ruling planet, Venus, and the Sun, are lollygagging in your house of "stuff." From June 12 to July 28, Mars shines a light on your dream life.
An I knew her nakedness could startle stars, Her yellow hair so silvery some nights, It was a Niagara of miniature suns, Muse: along the French Shore, where we lushly kissed, Stewing in our gushing youth, juicing, And lollygagging on beaches, then slurping wine.
And there you have it, sweet cheeks: just the thing to perk up those little lollygagging lovelies lying about your abode.
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