horse around

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horse around

  1. (idiomatic) To play or fiddle; to clown; to do nothing of importance or consequence.
    Can we quit horsing around and get some work done?
    Stop horsing around with the controls, before you break something.
    • 26 June 2014, A.A Dowd, AV Club Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler spoof rom-com clichés in They Came Together[1]
      As Norah Jones coos sweet nothings on the soundtrack, the happy couple—played by Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler—canoodle through a Manhattan montage, making pasta for two, swimming through a pile of autumn leaves, and horsing around at a fruit stand.

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