prat about

vb
British
to behave stupidly or irresponsibly, to do things in a disorganised, messy way. From the noun prat.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • prat about — verb a) To waste time doing pointless or silly things What are you pratting about with now? Get your homework done. b) To fail to do something correctly, and so consider the time to be wasted. I spent the weekend pratting about with the central… …   Wiktionary

  • prat about / around — Verb. 1. To idle away time. 2. To act foolishly and annoyingly …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • prat´tling|ly — prat|tle «PRAT uhl», verb, tled, tling. noun. –v.i. 1. to talk as a child does; tell freely and carelessly: »The two neighbors prattled on and on about their private lives. 2. to talk or tell in a foolish way; chatter: »to prattle in the most… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prat´tler — prat|tle «PRAT uhl», verb, tled, tling. noun. –v.i. 1. to talk as a child does; tell freely and carelessly: »The two neighbors prattled on and on about their private lives. 2. to talk or tell in a foolish way; chatter: »to prattle in the most… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prat|tle — «PRAT uhl», verb, tled, tling. noun. –v.i. 1. to talk as a child does; tell freely and carelessly: »The two neighbors prattled on and on about their private lives. 2. to talk or tell in a foolish way; chatter: »to prattle in the most babyish way …   Useful english dictionary

  • prat·tle — /ˈprætl̩/ verb, prattles, prattled, prattling [no obj] : to talk for very long about something that is not important or interesting They prattled on into the night, discussing school, music, and friends. prattle noun [noncount] I was tired of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arturo Prat — Agustín Arturo Prat Chacón Born April 3, 1848(1848 04 03) near Ninhue, Chile …   Wikipedia

  • dick around — vb to mess around (with), behave in a disor ganised or aimless way. The expression employs dick (the penis) in the same way as cock, prat about, etc …   Contemporary slang

  • pratincole — /prat ing kohl , prat n /, n. any of several limicoline birds of the genus Glareola, of the Eastern Hemisphere, having a short bill, long, narrow, pointed wings, and a forked tail. [ < NL Pratincola (1756) genus name, equiv. to L prat(um) meadow… …   Universalium

  • prattle — prat|tle1 [ prætl ] verb intransitive to talk in a silly way for a long time about unimportant things prattle prat|tle 2 [ prætl ] noun uncount silly talk about unimportant things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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