One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was loafing around his father's yards’
laze, lounge, loll
do nothing, take things easy, idle, be idle, shirk one's duties
waste time, fritter away time, kill time, while away the time, twiddle one's thumbs, sit on one's hands, dawdle, dally
informal hang around, hang round, skive
British informal hang about, mooch about, mooch around
North American informal bum around
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