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Screw around

DEFINITION

Playful. Foolish activity. The use of ‘screw’ does not suggest sex, necessarily but does indicate a fruitless activity, although it may offer some small amount of joy or distraction. (Compare to Horse round or Rough house.)

“I asked our son to mow the grass around the house, but I found him just screwing around with his video game in the garage.”

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