goof-off


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goof-off

(go͞of′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n. Slang
One who shirks work or responsibility.

goof′-off`



n. Informal.
one who shirks responsibility.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goof-off - an idle worthless person
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
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Connor attempts to fool us into assuming he's a knuckle-dragging goof-off, when in reality he's a wordsmith-extraordinaire.
The very title "My Scientology Movie" suggests a juvenile goof-off on a serious subject.
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Earl Sweatshirt kicked it off, transforming a downtown garage into a brilliant performance space and letting a front-row fan beat box into his mic while he popped a goof-off freestyle.
A kid who seemed to be a total goof-off finally shows signs of growing up.
Other times, my mind drifts two years later, when the group unleashed Beggars Banquet, a stunningly polished turn following the psychedelic goof-off Their Satanic Majesties Request.
Young bull Otis, voiced by Kevin James, is a genial goof-off whose adoptive bull father, Ben (Sam Elliott) serves as watchman for the commune.
Adam Cassidy is a 26-year-old goof-off, going nowhere in a high tech corporation.
You can click one area of the turtle for School Help and another area for Goof-Off Time.
In management circles, a manager who believes that his staff will goof-off and misbehave the minute he stops watching them is called a Theory X manager.
For a self-described goof-off, Steve Bridges is one very busy man.