monkey around

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monkey around

To waste time or procrastinate by doing something unproductive or unhelpful; to fool around or spend time idly. Would you quit monkeying around and give me a hand cleaning the house? I should have started this essay last week, but I've been monkeying around with my new video game console.
See also: around, monkey

monkey around

verb
See also: around, monkey

monkey around

verb
See also: around, monkey
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Waleed Sha'aban, the zoo operations manager, "It was a fun day with lots of monkeying around and eye-opening moments surrounding monkeys.
ANT and Dec could soon be monkeying around at a top North East attraction.
THERE'S nothing better than a little monkeying around to cheer you up, as this gorilla keeper discovered.
UFC star Conor McGregor wasn't monkeying around when he revealed he would love to splash his cash - on a pet chimp.
TV presenter Bill Oddie was monkeying around at Dudley Zoo yesterday, after opening the new PS20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit.
MONKEYING AROUND AS a youngster, being able to swing along all the monkey bars in the park was cause for celebration.
THERE was no time for monkeying around during a school trip to a zoo.
While Mickey Dolenz and Davy Jones enthusiastically played on their Monkee image, play-acting for the crowd, dressing up and generally monkeying around, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith seemed all too aware that they were old enough to be fathers of some of the audience (or in Nesmith's case, the support band).
But images released before and after the launch suggest the hardline Islamic state may simply have been monkeying around.
10&11 AWAYDAYS An ultra-cool, ultra-comfy and ultra-kid friendly holiday park on the South Coast 14&16 TV CHOICE Wallander's miserable, Cherry Healey's tired out and Michael Buerk's feeling, well, historic and Mat Pines' busy monkeying around 17-23 TV LISTINGS Sit back, relax, grab a bit fat pen and start picking what's going to keep you in all week 24 PUZZLES & STARS I'm stuck on one across.
The manufacturer said that after ten hours of monkeying around, the paintwork was smeared and scraped on the outside, but claim the hard-wearing paint protected the car from significant scratches and chips.
Plenty of dancing and playful monkeying around further enliven this upbeat program, enhanced with a "Book of Hugs" read-along and an "If You're Happy and You Know It" sing-along.
We're not monkeying around when we tell you the legendary Jane Goodall, the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, will appear at Willamette University in Salem at 6:30 p.
Banjo man Trevor Stiles enjoys a jam and the sun at the Bluegrass Festival Dale Halligan with the winning children''s garden, Two Small Dogs, at the Llangollen Garden Festival Christine Walkden with garden show patron Medwyn Williams Emma Wilkinson age 9 from Afon Conwy Brownies with soft toys Youngsters saddle up for a donkey ride Abigail Denham age 11 monkeying around at the Deganwy Prom Day on Saturday Simon O''Rourke from Rhosddu, Wrexham puts the final touches to his ash chainsaw carving at Woodfest
No, for she was hugging Cary Grant, who was monkeying around in his brand new sports car in Howard Hawks' 1952 Monkey Business.