fuck around

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fuck around

  1. Fool around, engage in frivolous activity, as in Stop fucking around and get the job done, or I'm tired of fucking aroundlet's go home. [Vulgar slang; 1920s]

  2. fuck someone around. Cheat, treat badly or make trouble for someone, as in Stop fucking me around; I know what you're up to. [Vulgar slang; mid-1900s]

  3. Be sexually promiscuous, as in Doesn't he have a reputation for fucking around? [Vulgar slang; c. 1930]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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