arse about/arsing about
• to fool around, e.g. "Stop arsing around!"

Londonisms dictionary. 2014.

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  • arse around — or arse about PHRASAL VERB: usu cont, V P If you say that someone is arsing around or arsing about, you mean that they are behaving in a silly, irritating way instead of getting something done. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] …   English dictionary

  • arse about — vb to fool about, behave in an irresponsible or silly way. A favourite expression of many schoolmasters, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. ► Stop arsing about in there and get on with your work! …   Contemporary slang

  • arse about/around phrasal — verb (I) to waste time: He s been arsing about in the garden all day …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • arse — /as / (say ahs) Colloquial (taboo) –noun 1. the rump; bottom; buttocks; posterior. 2. a. the bottom, base or tail end of something. b. the seat of a pair of pants. 3. a. a despised person. b. a fool. 4. impudence: what arse! 5. one s body or …   Australian English dictionary

  • arse around — verb 1. be lazy or idle Her son is just bumming around all day • Syn: ↑bum, ↑bum around, ↑bum about, ↑arse about, ↑fuck off, ↑loaf, ↑frig around, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arse about — verb be lazy or idle Her son is just bumming around all day • Syn: ↑bum, ↑bum around, ↑bum about, ↑arse around, ↑fuck off, ↑loaf, ↑frig around, ↑waste one s t …   Useful english dictionary

  • arse about — phrasal verb arse around or arse about [intransitive] Word forms arse around : present tense I/you/we/they arse around he/she/it arses around present participle arsing around past tense arsed around past participle arsed around British impolite… …   English dictionary

  • arse — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)s[/t]] arses, arsing, arsed N COUNT Your arse is your bottom. [BRIT, INFORMAL, VERY RUDE] a pain in the arse → see pain Phrasal Verbs: arse around arse about (in AM …   English dictionary

  • arse around — phrasal verb arse around or arse about [intransitive] Word forms arse around : present tense I/you/we/they arse around he/she/it arses around present participle arsing around past tense arsed around past participle arsed around British impolite… …   English dictionary

  • tear-arse about / around — Verb. To hurry about, hinting at frantic haste. E.g. I ve been tear arsing about from one meeting to the next and without a break all day …   English slang and colloquialisms

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