fiddle around


: to spend time in activity that does not have a real purpose
They spent hours just fiddling around when they should have been working.

Examples of fiddle around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is one path to the future; another, Glenn Martens’s version, leads out of tumult and into the shady, secluded spot where a designer can fiddle around and daydream. Maya Singer, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2022 The Fuel coaching staff probably doesn’t need any help from couch general managers, but for the sake of predictions, and a little fun, here are a few heroes the Fuel could fiddle around with in search of a new meta. Dallas News, 22 June 2022

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“Fiddle around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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