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Horse around

DEFINITION

Playful activity. Foolishness. It can suggest a loud or raucous playfulness. Lively activity with no specific rules or outcomes. It can also imply sexual relations. Probably came from watching playful young horses. (Compare to Rough house.)

“We were¬† having fun in my bedroom until we accidentally toppled the drawer and dad opened the door and told us to quit horsing around.”

 

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