She was vocal, funny, opinionated and willing to mess around.
Simply put, this is the kind of cold you don't want to mess around with.
The Boy Scouts of America does not mess around when it comes to discriminating against gay adults.
And the last thing we need to do is mess around with Social Security.
I always loved to mess around a campfire, and Uncle Peter proved a most delightful companion.
But I knew you wouldn't, so I just had to mess around by myself.
I intend to mess around myself, and change my mind every other day about all sorts of things.
One hook, the biggest, had caught in a rock lining the gully, and the ropes were in a mess around the wheels and the rear axle.
c.1300, "food for one meal, pottage," from Old French mes "portion of food, course at dinner," from Late Latin missus "course at dinner," literally "a placing, a putting (on a table, etc.)," from past participle of mittere "to put, place," in classical Latin "to send, let go" (see mission).
Meaning "communal eating place" (especially a military one) is first attested 1530s, from earlier sense of "company of persons eating together" (early 15c.), originally a group of four. Sense of "mixed food," especially for animals, (1738) led to contemptuous use for "jumble, mixed mass" (1828) and figurative sense of "state of confusion" (1834), as well as "condition of untidiness" (1851). General use for "a quantity" of anything is attested by 1830. Meaning "excrement" (of animals) is from 1903.
late 14c., "serve up in portions," from mess (n.). Meaning "take one's meals" is from 1701; that of "make a mess" is from 1853. Related: Messed; messing. To mess with "interfere, get involved" is from 1903; mess up "make a mistake, get in trouble" is from 1933 (earlier" make a mess of," 1909), both originally American English colloquial.
To idle about; loaf; work indolently; goof off: Stop messing around and get to work (1932+)
a portion of food given to a guest (Gen. 43:34; 2 Sam. 11:8).