goof off | goof around
Meaning: waste time, play around
- Whenever the teacher leaves the classroom she tells her students to keep working, but as soon as she leaves they start goofing off.
- It's the kids who goof around in college instead of taking their studies seriously who'll be in trouble when they try to join the workforce.
Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
On the weekend, my son goofs off with his friends. They
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Contributor: Matt Errey