monkey about

phrasal verb

monkeyed about; monkeying about; monkeys 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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