arse about

verb
be lazy or idle
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Her son is just bumming around all day

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑loafer (for: ↑loaf)
Hypernyms: ↑idle, ↑laze, ↑slug, ↑stagnate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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ˌarse a ˈround ˌarse a ˈbout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they arse around he/she/it arses around present participle arsing around past tense arsed around past participle arsed around] british impolite phrasal verb
to waste your time, especially by behaving in a way that is not sensible
Thesaurus: to waste time, or to pass time doing unimportant thingssynonym
Main entry: arse

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ˌarse aˈbout/aˈround derived
(BrE, taboo, slang) to waste time by behaving in a silly way
Main entry:arsederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • arse about — phrasal verb arse around or arse about [intransitive] Word forms arse around : present tense I/you/we/they arse around he/she/it arses around present participle arsing around past tense arsed around past participle arsed around British impolite… …   English dictionary

  • arse about — 1. verb a) to act or behave in a clownish, irresponsible or inefficient manner. b) turn round 2. adjective exactly opposite to that which is desirable; …   Wiktionary

  • Arse about — in reverse or illogical order: He did the exercise completely arse about ; to act like a fool; waste time …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • arse about — Australian Slang in reverse or illogical order: He did the exercise completely arse about ; to act like a fool; waste time …   English dialects glossary

  • arse about — see arse around …   English dictionary

  • arse about — vb to fool about, behave in an irresponsible or silly way. A favourite expression of many schoolmasters, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. ► Stop arsing about in there and get on with your work! …   Contemporary slang

  • arse about face — Back to front • • • Main Entry: ↑arse …   Useful english dictionary

  • arse about face — British & Australian, very informal! if something is arse about face, it is placed or arranged the opposite way to the way it should be. No wonder it doesn t look right, mate, you ve got the whole frame in arse about face …   New idioms dictionary

  • arse about face — noun Something that is placed or arranged the opposite way to the way it should be. No wonder it doesnt look right mate, youve got the whole thing arse about face …   Wiktionary

  • arse-about-face — adj, adv back to front, the wrong way round or wrongly ordered or organised ► Look at the state of that shelf you just put up; it s all arse about face! …   Contemporary slang


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