faff about


faff about
v. do something ineffectively

English slang. 2015.

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  • faff about — ˌfaff a ˈbout ˌfaff a ˈround [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they faff about he/she/it faffs about present participle faffing about …   Useful english dictionary

  • faff about — phrasal verb faff about or faff around [intransitive] Word forms faff about : present tense I/you/we/they faff about he/she/it faffs about present participle faffing about past tense faffed about past participle faffed about British informal to… …   English dictionary

  • faff about — or faff around PHRASAL VERB If you say that someone is faffing about or faffing around, you mean that they are doing things in a disorganized way and not achieving very much. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V P] It was annoying to watch them faffing around… …   English dictionary

  • faff about — vb British to behave in a confused, disorganised or indecisive way. The expression usually indicates exasperation at another s incompetence. ► Stop faffing about and play the bloody thing forwards! (Recorded, football spectator, North Lon don,… …   Contemporary slang

  • faff around — ˌfaff a ˈbout ˌfaff a ˈround [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they faff about he/she/it faffs about present participle …   Useful english dictionary

  • faff — [fæf] v faff about/around phr v to waste time doing unnecessary things ▪ Stop faffing around! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • faff around — phrasal verb faff about or faff around [intransitive] Word forms faff about : present tense I/you/we/they faff about he/she/it faffs about present participle faffing about past tense faffed about past participle faffed about British informal to… …   English dictionary

  • faff — I UK [fæf] / US verb Word forms faff : present tense I/you/we/they faff he/she/it faffs present participle faffing past tense faffed past participle faffed Phrasal verbs: faff about II UK [fæf] / US noun [singular] British informal unnecessary… …   English dictionary

  • faff — [[t]fæ̱f[/t]] faffs, faffing, faffed Phrasal Verbs: faff about faff around …   English dictionary

  • faff — /fæf/ (say faf) phrase faff about (or around), Colloquial to engage in useless activity in a time wasting manner. {British colloq. faff to dither; origin obscure} …   Australian English dictionary