fart about / around

fart about / around
Verb. To mess around, to waste time.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • Fart — is an English language vulgarism most commonly used in reference to flatulence. The word fart is generally considered unsuitable in a formal environment by modern English speakers, and it may be considered vulgar or offensive in some situations.… …   Wikipedia

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