monkey about

phrasal verb
monkeyed about; monkeying about; monkeys about

Definition of monkey about

British, informal
: to do things that are not useful or serious : to waste time We just monkeyed about all afternoon. a young scientist monkeying about in the lab

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“Monkey about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monkey%20about. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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