screw off

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screw off

To engage in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting; to mess around. Quit screwing off with those video games and work on your book report already! The employees were all just milling around the office screwing off until the boss showed up.
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screw off

Inf. to waste time. Stop screwing off and get busy! I'm not screwing off. This is my lunch hour.
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However, Ding, the 2012 Welsh Open winner, rallied with a brilliant maximum break, screwing off the penultimate red into the middle pocket back on to the black before going on to sink the colours, taking the rest for the yellow and green.
However, Ding, the 2012 Welsh Open winner, rallied with a brilliant maximum break, screwing off the penultimate red into the middle pocket back onto the black before going on to sink the colours, taking the rest for the yellow and green.
I see holes e I still of Seve After finding the rough lining the second fairway, Mark Wilson decided to have ago only for his clubhead to get twisted in the thick grass, sending his ball screwing off to the left.
Screwing off the little knurled top opens a chamber holding four machined rod tips: a .22-caliber jag with a diameter of .196", a larger jag with a diameter of .238", a universal, slotted patch holder and a shotgun brush adaptor.
You have to deal with severe feelings of failure and guilt and the fear, no matter how unfounded, that your editors and colleagues think you were just screwing off. These feelings, of course, are worsened if the story is potentially a big one about which you come to feel strongly, but which remains just out of reach.
Die change is performed within two to three minutes by screwing off the die holder and slotting in a new die.
Their fate was sealed in a manner scrappily suitable to the evening, with Joe Cole's 20-yard shot hitting Sinclair on the shoulder and screwing off past the despairing, wrong-footed Everton keeper Steve Simonsen.
But imagine the same thing as a salt cellar with the circular supporting base screwing off in order to allow salt to be poured in.