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ponce about/around

phrasal verb with ponce uk   /pɒns/  us   /pɑːns/ verb

(LIKE A WOMAN)

UK offensive If a man ponces about/around, he behaves or dresses more like a woman than like a man: He was poncing around in a pair of fluffy slippers.

(NOT HELPFUL)

informal to waste time doing silly things that do not achieve anything or help anyone: There's no time for poncing around - we need to get these boxes packed by this evening.
Translations of “ponce about/around”
in Chinese (Traditional) 像女人, 穿得花枝招展四處招搖…
in Chinese (Simplified) 像女人, 穿得花里胡哨四处招摇…
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