goof off


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goof

noun
1. Slang. One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
2. Slang. A stupid, clumsy mistake:
Informal: blooper, boner.
Slang: bloomer.
verb
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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Asia's Songbird even took the time to goof off with Pele, son of Magdangal and Esqueta.
Reinhart and Mendes, meanwhile, goof off and dance in front of the camera.
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.
An alternative is to use Goof Off following the directions on the container.
In the actual transfer procedure, we used cotton swabs dampened with a little Goof Off, then used a metal spoon in a circular motion to transfer the image onto the good paper.
Doubek knows other vets, accustomed to military orderliness and respect, get frustrated when classmates goof off.
Run around in nature, read, explore, exercise, goof off with my oddball collection of friends and family.
I used to take it more seriously and want to compete with great players, now I just want to goof off and play with my friends every now and then.
Rub a bit of the cleaning product Goof Off over the paint to determine if it's latex or oil-based paint.
All you women and aspiring pro-hoes, heed the words of the oracle known as Ryan: "Be flexible, goof off a little, don't sit around, and show you care.
When it's time to goof off, the software supports digital video recorders, such as TiVo, allowing users to burn shows to DVD or convert them for play on iPods.