quit fooling around on the jungle gym, or you'll get hurt
we fooled around outdoors for a while, then went in to get some work done
Recent Examples on the WebBecause in spite of how new a lot of the serverless stuff was to me, this isn’t my first time fooling around with AWS.—Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 19 July 2023 When a family is threatened, the adults cluster together to protect their offspring, and when things are calm the calves fool around.—Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 Put the jokes aside for a moment, because Seager isn’t playing like a guy who’s fooling around.—Shawn McFarland, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2023 Kelly, for his part, began to fool around with letters.—Jackson Arn, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 Flowers that were too hot for fooling around during the day find their groove at 72.—Bill Finch, al, 3 July 2023 In the second, the duo loosened up in some more casual clothes while Stallone fooled around with a guitar on a small stage.—Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 7 June 2023 Such is the cost of fooling around and faltering against so many lottery opponents along the way.—Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 4 Apr. 2023 These guys don’t fool around.—Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 3 Oct. 2022 See More
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