goof off

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1. Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
2. Slang. A stupid, clumsy mistake:
Informal: blooper, boner.
Slang: bloomer.
Slang. To pass time without working or in avoiding work.Also used with off:
bum (around), idle, laze, loaf, loiter, lounge, shirk.
Slang: diddle, goldbrick.
phrasal verb
goof up
Slang. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: bollix up, muck up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
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We want to get in the pool and get our hands wet with the kids, goof off with them a little and then teach them something we hope they remember.
"If you know me in real life, I'm kinda like my cousins [The Usos], I'm a bit of a clown, I act up, we goof off a lot.
That is my release: Do silly stuff, goof off, play tricks.
The day was shot--they'd just have to let everyone goof off.
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Like every other child, we just wanted to goof off. Instead, we had to get up in the dark to bottle-feed calves; pick, snap, and can green beans; and stack hay bales in a sweltering barn.
When we go to school, many people tend to goof off and not listen, but when a teacher is teaching, that is when you build your background.
Because of the heavy scenes they have to film, Marsden revealed that he and co-star Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Dolores Abernathy/Wyatt, would often goof off on set.
Asia's Songbird even took the time to goof off with Pele, son of Magdangal and Esqueta.
If $100.00 per day is all you want, you're free talk a lot and goof off more.
Cheerful and fluid, sweet and colorful, illustrations by Cyd Moore follow Willow and Uncle Ash as they cuddle dogs at the shelter, slide on the playground, goof off with doughnuts, and walk down the aisle.
Most of us have tried to work around Emily's deficiencies, but some people are using this as an excuse to goof off. Key projects have now been put on hold, so it feels like we're just treading water.