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kid around Informal

Meaning: to have fun by acting in a silly way

Synonym: fool around, mess around, muck around (British informal)

For example:

  • kid around Our teacher came in and told us to stop kidding around and get down to work.

  • kid around It's good to kid around sometimes and stop being serious adults for a while.

Quick Quiz:

The boss came in and told us to stop kidding around and start
  1. having some fun
  2. doing some work
  3. wasting our time

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