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Fool around.‘schoolkids laughing and horsing around’
fool about, fool around, play the fool, act foolishly, act the clown, act the fool, play about, play around, clown about, clown around, monkey about, monkey around, play tricks, indulge in horseplay, engage in high jinksmess about, mess around, lark, lark about, lark aroundmuck about, muck aroundcut uppiss about, piss around, arse about, arse around, bugger about, bugger aroundplay the giddy goatView synonyms
- ‘It connotes eating, drinking, dancing, joking, laughing, and horsing around.’
- ‘I say to them, ‘my husband I think is horsing around.'’
- ‘We arrived at the skate park laughing and continued to horse around.’
- ‘The girls were helping themselves to some cookies when they saw some of them wandering in, laughing and horsing around after their excursion.’
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