kid around

INFORMAL
This page is about the phrasal verb kid around.

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

a. having some fun

b. doing some work

c. wasting our time

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