goof\ off

goof\ off
v slang
To loaf or be lazy; not want to work or be serious; fool around.

Tow didn't get promoted because he goofed off all the time and never did his homework.

If you goof off on the job too much, you'll be fired.


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  • goof off — ˌgoof ˈoff [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they goof off he/she/it goofs off present participle goofing off …   Useful english dictionary

  • goof off — {v.}, {slang} To loaf or be lazy; not want to work or be serious; fool around. * /Tow didn t get promoted because he goofed off all the time and never did his homework./ * /If you goof off on the job too much, you ll be fired./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • goof off — {v.}, {slang} To loaf or be lazy; not want to work or be serious; fool around. * /Tow didn t get promoted because he goofed off all the time and never did his homework./ * /If you goof off on the job too much, you ll be fired./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • goof off — v. i. To shirk one s duties; to avoid work by relaxing or performing idle activities. [Informal] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goof-off — n. A person who habitually shirks his duties or avoids work; an idle worthless person. [Informal] Syn: goldbrick, ne er do well, good for nothing, good for naught. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goof off — [v] avoid work bum around, coast, diddle, dog it*, doodle, drag one’s feet*, featherbed, fiddle around, fluff off, fool around, hang around, hang out, horse around, lollygag, mess around, monkey around, putz around, screw off, shirk, slack, take… …   New thesaurus

  • goof-off — goof′ off n. Informal. sts one who shirks responsibility • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • goof-off — [go͞ofôf΄] n. Slang a person who wastes time or avoids work; shirker …   English World dictionary

  • goof-off — noun an idle worthless person • Syn: ↑goldbrick, ↑ne er do well, ↑good for nothing, ↑no account, ↑good for naught • Derivationally related forms: ↑good for naught (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • goof off — 1. AND goof around in. to waste time. □ Quit goof ing off. □ Get busy. Stop goofing around. 2. n. a time waster; a jerk. (Usually goof off.) □ Pete is such a goof off! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • goof off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms goof off : present tense I/you/we/they goof off he/she/it goofs off present participle goofing off past tense goofed off past participle goofed off American informal to waste time when you should be working …   English dictionary

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