- vbto fool about, behave in an irresponsible or silly way. A favourite expression of many schoolmasters, especially in the 1950s and 1960s.► Stop arsing about in there and get on with your work!
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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arse about — phrasal verb arse around or arse about [intransitive] Word forms arse around : present tense I/you/we/they arse around he/she/it arses around present participle arsing around past tense arsed around past participle arsed around British impolite… … English dictionary
arse about — 1. verb a) to act or behave in a clownish, irresponsible or inefficient manner. b) turn round 2. adjective exactly opposite to that which is desirable; … Wiktionary
Arse about — in reverse or illogical order: He did the exercise completely arse about ; to act like a fool; waste time … Dictionary of Australian slang
arse about — Australian Slang in reverse or illogical order: He did the exercise completely arse about ; to act like a fool; waste time … English dialects glossary
arse about — verb be lazy or idle Her son is just bumming around all day • Syn: ↑bum, ↑bum around, ↑bum about, ↑arse around, ↑fuck off, ↑loaf, ↑frig around, ↑waste one s t … Useful english dictionary
arse about — see arse around … English dictionary
arse about face — Back to front • • • Main Entry: ↑arse … Useful english dictionary
arse about face — British & Australian, very informal! if something is arse about face, it is placed or arranged the opposite way to the way it should be. No wonder it doesn t look right, mate, you ve got the whole frame in arse about face … New idioms dictionary
arse about face — noun Something that is placed or arranged the opposite way to the way it should be. No wonder it doesnt look right mate, youve got the whole thing arse about face … Wiktionary
arse-about-face — adj, adv back to front, the wrong way round or wrongly ordered or organised ► Look at the state of that shelf you just put up; it s all arse about face! … Contemporary slang