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Definition of peter around

peter around


  • to kill time.
    We can just peter around by the harbor until we have to get back on the ship.
    Doing nothing of any significant value.
    Since retiring, Bill spends his day petering about the house trying to find something to occupy himself with.
    To take an excessive amount of time in completing something.
    Quit petering around and get that project finished or we will not get paid on time.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Jan 16 2011.

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Other terms relating to 'around':

Definitions include: the bathroom.
Definitions include: one's home neighborhood.
Definitions include: to waste time.
Definitions include: to delay in getting to the point.
Definitions include: experienced.
Definitions include: to be lazy.
Definitions include: to act like a clown; to joke.
Definitions include: acronym for "cash rules everything around me".
Definitions include: to cruise (drive) around.
Definitions include: to be joking.
Definitions include: to spend time on a non-productive activity; "waste time".
Definitions include: to waste time, to mess around.
Definitions include: to intentionally show off an item.
Definitions include: to engage in intimate sexual activities; "mess around".
Definitions include: to cheat on one's significant other.

Other terms relating to 'peter':

Definitions include: a disliked person.
Definitions include: to get tired.
Definitions include: a homosexual male.
Definitions include: Willie Peter is military slang for a white phosphorus incendiary grenade.

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