ponce around

ponce around
phrasal verb ponce about or ponce around [intransitive]
Word forms "ponce about":
present tense I/you/we/they ponce about he/she/it ponces about present participle poncing about past tense ponced about past participle ponced about British very informal
to waste time, especially by appearing to be busy or popular

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