tool about

vb
to idle or loaf, mess around performing trivial tasks. Originally an upper-class Edwardian phrase, probably from the sense of tool meaning to drive (a coach) skilfully and smoothly, hence to perform without effort. In modern speech there may also be a convergence with the sense of tool as the male member, paral-leled in the synonymous usage dick around.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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