muddle around

muddle around

to work inefficiently. I can't get anything done today. I'm just muddling around. Jed is not doing his job well. He is muddling around and getting nothing done.
See also: around, muddle
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Either we could have another election now and do away with the count, or we'll let them muddle around for a month or so and maybe they can think the unthinkable," said Michael Marsh, a professor of politics at Trinity College Dublin.
And the nation has seen how abysmally they fumble, stumble and muddle around.
The GoSS President's lashes to Southern political parties who walked out of conference, in my view, suits better northern political parties who came to Juba to kill CPA and to muddle around with minds of South Sudanese people like it happened in 1947.
They would prefer not to muddle around in the dark, trusting that things will click at some later date.
We've got the right policies, while the Tories muddle around the wrong posters.