piss about/around

piss about/around [phrasal verb]
Brit informal + impolite
1 : to spend time doing things that are not useful or serious : to waste time

She didn't come all this way just to piss about.

Don't piss around with your health–see a doctor!

It's time we stopped pissing about [=fooling around] and got busy.

2 piss (someone) about/around : to be unfair or dishonest with (someone)

The sales clerk is pissing us around [=(US) jerking us around]–he keeps saying he'll help us, but we've been waiting for 20 minutes!

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Main Entry:piss

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • piss about/around — Brit. mess around. → piss …   English new terms dictionary

  • piss about/around — vb a vulgar version of mess about …   Contemporary slang

  • piss somebody around — ˌpiss sb aˈbout/aˈround derived (BrE) to treat sb in a way that is deliberately not helpful to them or wastes their time • The job centre pissed me around for hours before they finally gave me the right form.  A more polite, informal way of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • piss-ball around — Verb. To idle away time, to mess around. E.g. Isn t it about time you did some work, as you ve been piss balling around all morning …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • piss about — ► piss about/around Brit. mess around. Main Entry: ↑piss …   English terms dictionary

  • piss about — ● piss * * * ˌpiss aˈbout/aˈround derived (BrE) to waste time by behaving in a silly way  A more polite, informal way of saying this is mess about (BrE …   Useful english dictionary

  • piss about — phrasal verb piss about or piss around Word forms piss about : present tense I/you/we/they piss about he/she/it pisses about present participle pissing about past tense pissed about past participle pissed about British impolite 1) [intransitive]… …   English dictionary

  • piss about — verb a) to joke or play b) to misbehave; to act foolishly Syn: fuck about, fuck around, mess about, mess around, piss around …   Wiktionary

  • piss-arse around / about — Verb. To mess about, to waste time, often to the annoyance of someone else …   English slang and colloquialisms


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