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Old November 24, 2009, 06:39 PM
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It means to be idle and at the same time to clown around. ENGLISH?
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Old November 25, 2009, 02:04 AM
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To clown around (ya tiene connotaciones de no contribuir, de no hacer tu parte)
To arse around (BrE, inf., casi vulg.)
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To play the fool.
To goof off.
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Maybe also 'to goof around'

A propósito: ¿se utiliza mucho esta expresión? ¿Más que por ejemplo 'hacer el payaso' ?
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Ambas, hacer el ganso es menos denigrante que hacer el payaso.
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