goofing off

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Noun1.goofing off - the evasion of work or dutygoofing off - the evasion of work or duty    
dodging, escape, evasion - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
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One snap featured her and the country singer dressed down and with messy hair, goofing off in front of the camera.
Executive time is hyperbole for twiddling your thumbs and goofing off, a section of the press would want their audience to believe.
I was mostly just goofing off, but that's six shots and if I took my time, I'll wager that group would easily be 1.5" or better.
Aside from mining gemstones, she and Thirdy also had fun just goofing off in the snow-covered landscape.
Here I was, goofing off 10 times as much as my old rules allowed, and I was filling more tags than ever.
We weren't goofing off. We just really wanted to be focused tonight for the entire game."
Goofing off at a spot, I got a friend to shoot a trick of me.
He said: "Talk to any marketing department and they don't want you to be goofing off and talking it up when your team's getting beat every week.
When we meet him the lion is a lazy slacker who prefers goofing off with pals to facing responsibilty.
Because with an open heart, we can learn to stand in each other's shoes and look at the world through each other's eyes, so that maybe the police officer sees his own son in that teenager with a hoodie who's kind of goofing off but not dangerous.
I spent more time at Civic talking and goofing off than I ever spent watching baseball.