piss about

British and Australian English INFORMAL offensive!
This page is about the phrasal verb piss about.

Meaning: to waste time or act in a stupid way

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

For example:

  • piss about Sometimes our workers piss about on the internet instead of doing their work.

  • be pissing about Don't take any notice of them. They're just pissing about.

Note: also "piss around"

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

We were just pissing about, so don't take anything we said

a. seriously

b. exactly

c. funnily

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