mess around


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Synonyms for mess around

do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

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Frankly speaking, I am surprised at the mess around Zaruhi Postanjyan's question.
I would definitely tell other people not to mess around with fireworks.
Its easy to use foaming cleansers will help you wash away the strains of the day easily without having to mess around with cotton wool buds.
It seems like high jinks and people often mess around when they have had a drink.
By the end, the reader will probably say, "Don't mess around with reality.
When she finds out that he likes to mess around in gay chat rooms on that newfangled Internet, Elaine logs on under an assumed identity to get deeper into Robert's head.
Croce might have added one more item to that list: You don't mess around with dams - especially failing ones.
I would also like to remind people not to mess around with any firearm, whether it's an air weapon or an even more lethal weapon.
The drawings and sculpture show Harding in an exploratory mood, looking at ways to mess around with grids without sticking to his patented system--in Postage Drawing I, 2003, he does this with the adhesive surrounds left over when you've used the stamps they frame--and ways to use the system besides messing up the grids.