bugger about

bugger about
bugger

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bugger about (or bugger around) [phrasal verb]
Brit informal + impolite
1 : to spend time in a useless or aimless way

We just buggered about [=messed around] all afternoon.

2 bugger (someone) about/around : to cause problems or trouble for (someone)

I don't like being buggered about by faceless bureaucrats with all their forms.

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Main Entry:bugger

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ˌbugger aˈbout/aˈround derived
(BrE, taboo, slang) to waste time by behaving in a silly way or with no clear purpose

Stop buggering about and get back to work.

 A more polite, informal way of saying this is mess about (BrE) or mess around (NAmE, BrE).
Main entry:buggerderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bugger about — or bugger around 1) PHRASAL VERB: V P (disapproval) If someone buggers about or buggers around, they waste time doing unnecessary things. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] Syn: mess about, mess around 2) PHRASAL VERB: V n P (disapproval) If someone …   English dictionary

  • Bugger about — mess about; fiddle around …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bugger about — Australian Slang mess about; fiddle around …   English dialects glossary

  • bugger about — v. behave carelessly or dumbly. Stop buggering about and get to work …   English slang

  • bugger about* —   Behave in desultory or feeble manner …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bugger about/around — ► bugger about/around act stupidly or carelessly. Main Entry: ↑bugger …   English terms dictionary

  • bugger about/around — act stupidly or carelessly. → bugger …   English new terms dictionary

  • bugger about / around — Verb. To mess around, waste time …   English slang and colloquialisms


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