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futz

(jargon)
To waste time on non-productive activity. Not normally used for game playing.
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An inadvertent parody of Jonas Mekas's epic diary films, HFBK II is at first set mainly in the artist's studio, with friends sitting around smoking cigarettes, swilling beer, and futzing about with stray pieces of sculpture.
It's a long, rather tricky passage--there's a good deal of futzing with an old reel-to-reel tape recorder, and some of the lines seem a bit more knotty than they absolutely need be--and so Russell and her costar, Matthew Rhys, had run into a few rough patches earlier in the afternoon.
There's a humorous Keystone Cops quality to the jumpy images of futzing figures, popping in and out of the camera's frame, in preparations that quickly turn dramatic as Kotak steps into the pool, begins shaking, tossing and turning with contractions.
Miller, "Some owners just can't keep themselves from futzing around with their cats' ears." (See sidebar on this page.) All cats are susceptible to Malessezia proliferation in their ears, he notes, although animals living in warm, humid climates are at greater risk.
He's clearly a rogue to the financial services industry at large, and honestly, the guy should be forbidden from futzing with the investing world in general.
Some have an eye toward solving specific problems, while others look to efficiency, aiming to take an existing product, such as email, and make it easier to use so we waste less time futzing with it.
The dot was perfectly visible in full sun, though aiming it at a narrow stick took a little futzing.
Their arguments for ending the copper-colored miscegenation of silvery coinage can be pretty compelling: The amount of time we spend futzing with small change amounts to a multimillion-dollar opportunity cost each year.
The Surround's touch screen - 3.8 inches diagonally - was crisp enough for surfing the Web and futzing around on Facebook, but videos streamed from Netflix looked surprisingly pixelated.
One reason is cannulators trying to guide the needle down the tunnel, referred to as manipulating or "futzing" with the needle.