bugger about

variants: or

bugger around

Definition of bugger about

British, informal + impolite

  1. 1 :  to spend time in a useless or aimless way <We just buggered about all afternoon.>

  2. 2 :  to cause problems or trouble for (someone) <I don't like being buggered about/around by faceless bureaucrats with all their forms.>

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