muck around Informal
Meaning: to waste time when you could be doing something usefulSynonym: mess around, fool around
- muck around The boss heard us laughing so he came in and told us to stop mucking around and do some work.
- muck around We didn't do much over the holidays. We just mucked around at home most days.
Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Their teacher told them that if they spent all their time mucking around, they'd