putz around

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putz around

slang To engage in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting; to fool around. I can't believe we wasted the whole day just putzing around the house. Quit putzing around and work on your book report already, Scotty!
See also: around, putz
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

putz around

Inf. to fiddle around; to mess around. Stop some time puzzling over her. While I was puzzling over putzing around and get to work. Those guys spend most why she had slapped me, she did it again, of their time just putzing around.
See also: around, putz
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

putz around

and futz around
in. to waste time; to do something ineffectually. (Putz is probably putz (sense 1).) Get busy and stop putzing around.
See also: around, putz
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This is more common at long range, but once in a while you can putz around with this position or that position, pile up jackets and daypacks to make a rest and so forth.
drywall surfaces, but for other walls--those with paneling, tile, double layers of drywall or plaster--you have to measure and putz around to install each box.