This page is about the phrasal verb muck aroundINFORMAL
to waste time when you could be doing something useful
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.
"muck about" has the same meaning and can be used in the same way
This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Contributor: Matt Errey