monkey\ around

Goofing off, especially when you don't have time to goof off.

Dad to Tom, Better do your homework and quit sending words to the pseudodictionary, son.

You don't have time to be monkeying around this evening.


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  • monkey around — verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house • Syn: ↑putter, ↑mess around, ↑potter, ↑tinker, ↑monkey, ↑muck about, ↑muck around …   Useful english dictionary

  • monkey around — phrasal verb monkey around or monkey about [intransitive] Word forms monkey around : present tense I/you/we/they monkey around he/she/it monkeys around present participle monkeying around past tense monkeyed around past participle monkeyed around …   English dictionary

  • monkey\ around — • fool around • mess around • play around • monkey around v informal 1. To spend time playing, fooling, or joking instead of being serious or working; waste time. If you go to college, you must work, not fool around. The boys fooled around all… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • monkey around — v. (colloq.) (AE) (D; intr.) to monkey around with * * * (colloq.) (AE) (D; intr.) to monkey around with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • monkey around — See: FUCK AROUND, HORSE AROUND, MESS AROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • monkey around — See: FUCK AROUND, HORSE AROUND, MESS AROUND …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • monkey around — verb To act foolishly. I wanna be a man, man cub and stroll right into town and be just like the other men Im tired of monkeying around …   Wiktionary

  • monkey (around) with (something) — to adjust something. It seems like any time they monkey with taxes, wealthy people benefit the most. Usage notes: usually said about an effort to fix or improve something, especially an effort that does not succeed …   New idioms dictionary

  • monkey around with someone — Go to Mess around (with someone) …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • monkey around with something — Go to Mess around (with something) …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions


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