ponce about /around

ponce about /around
Verb. To waste time, to idle away hours.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • ponce about/around — [phrasal verb] Brit informal : to spend time doing things that are not useful or serious : to waste time doing silly things It s time to stop poncing about and get busy. • • • Main Entry: ↑ponce …   Useful english dictionary

  • ponce about/around — behave in an affected or ineffectual way. → ponce …   English new terms dictionary

  • ponce about — phrasal verb ponce about or ponce around [intransitive] Word forms ponce about : present tense I/you/we/they ponce about he/she/it ponces about present participle poncing about past tense ponced about past participle ponced about British very… …   English dictionary

  • ponce Brit. — ponce Brit. informal noun 1》 a man who lives off a prostitute s earnings. 2》 derogatory an effeminate man. verb 1》 live off a prostitute s earnings. 2》 (ponce about/around) behave in an affected or ineffectual way. 3》 (ponce something up) attempt …   English new terms dictionary

  • ponce — Brit. informal ► NOUN 1) a man who lives off a prostitute s earnings. 2) derogatory an effeminate man. ► VERB 1) (ponce about/around) behave in an affected or ineffectual way. 2) (ponce off) ask for or obtain (something to which one is not… …   English terms dictionary

  • ponce — 1 noun (C) BrE informal 1 a pimp 2 an offensive word meaning a man who is too concerned about his appearance 2 verb ponce about/around phrasal verb (I) BrE informal 1 to waste time doing silly things: At least I haven t been poncing about all day …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ponce — ponce1 [pɔns US pa:ns] n BrE informal 1.) taboo an offensive word for a man who dresses or behaves in a way that is typical of women or who people think is a ↑homosexual. Do not use this word. 2.) a ↑pimp ponce 2 ponce2 v ponce about/a …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ponce around — ˌponce a ˈbout ˌponce a ˈround [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they ponce about he/she/it ponces about present participle …   Useful english dictionary

  • ponce around — phrasal verb ponce about or ponce around [intransitive] Word forms ponce about : present tense I/you/we/they ponce about he/she/it ponces about present participle poncing about past tense ponced about past participle ponced about British very… …   English dictionary

  • ponce around — PHRASAL VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone is poncing around or poncing about, you mean that they are not doing something properly, quickly, or seriously. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] [V P] I spent my working life poncing around on a beach… …   English dictionary

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