muck about/around

phrasal verb
mucked about/around; mucking about/around; mucks about/around

Definition of muck about/around

British, informal
1 : to spend time doing things that are not useful or serious : to waste time We just mucked about all afternoon.
2 : to be unfair or dishonest with (someone) : to lie to or cheat (someone) I want them to stop mucking me around. He's tired of being mucked about.

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“Muck about/around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muck%20about%2Faround. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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