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1. slang To urinate. A euphemistic term typically said by, of, or to children. Mommy, I need to go piddle! Samantha, please don't let the dog piddle in the house!
2. slang To waste time idly or aimlessly. Almost always followed by "around." Stop piddling around and get to work! We were supposed to be working on our essays, but we just piddled around for most of the day.
To waste time idly or aimlessly. Almost always followed by "around." Stop piddling around and get to work! We were supposed to be working on our essays, but we just piddled around for most of the day.
To waste or use up something recklessly, carelessly, or foolishly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "piddle" and "away." He piddled away his entire inheritance on drugs, gambling, and sports cars. We can't piddle our time away if we want to get this finished by the deadline!
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Fig. to waste time doing little or nothing. Stop piddling around and get busy. I'm not piddling around. I am experimenting.
piddle something away
Fig. to waste away money or a period of time. Please don't piddle all your money away. Jane piddled away most of the day.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. in. to urinate. (Said of children and pets.) Please, Jimmy, don’t piddle on the floor.
2. n. urine. Don’t step in the puppy’s piddle.
3. Go to piddle (around).
in. to waste time; to work aimlessly or inefficiently. Can’t you get serious and stop piddling?
See piddle around
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