someone who owns a Faff (Toyota Celica GT4 ST205), and so cannot resist faffing about on it - modding, polishing, toying, wiping, preening, shining, buffing, more modding, painting, chroming, blinging.. they just never bloody stop!
'ere, seen Karl's car? He just can't stop faffing about with the thing!
"yeah, a real faffer if ever there was one!"
also "I have faff, must faff about!"
A fussy, indecisive individual, prone to procrastination, dithering between tasks,and who is easily distracted and achieves very little. In-two-minds, he/she flops from one thing to another and starts all over again.
"A faffer is the enemy of time, effortlessly consuming it while pretending to be constructive" - Quote
George emptied his rucksack and reordered the contents putting his shaving gear at the top, deciding he would need it first when he got off the plane, changed his mind and replaced it with his route map. What a faffer! At the last minute he wanted a pee, and the airport coach left without him.
Elmerdale was a wet. His girl-friend always had to tell him what to do. Left on his own he would faff his life away with trivial, unimportant tasks, getting in a muddle, forgetting the things that mattered. He polished his glasses three times before a stranger at the next table reminded him he had cleaned them already and pointed out his shirt cuffs were soaked with tea.
Brit to spend your time doing a lot of unimportant things instead of the thing you should be doing
I wish you'd stop faffing about and do something useful! Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs
to waste time doing something pointless, like "faffing about" on a Toyota Celica GT4 st205.
(also "to bugger about" )
- in this use, bugger has no connection to sodomy.
Buggering about, polishing his motor again!
Tsk! What a faffer...
A person of any age who is mentally fossilised, cautious, brain-dead, dull, unimaginative, dinosauric, living in the past, not with-it, or has lost his marbles. Someone who is uncomfortable with the age of the Internet and mobile phones and still communicates by snail mail and gets his information from the library. A dodo.
Named after Jurassic Park, the film, and the coastline in Dorset, England, now known too as Jurassic Park, with its ammonites and other fossils. An inhabitant of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Fossil Hunters.
A horde of Jurassic Parkers got off the coach for a 'pit-stop'.
Strung out a long the beach, armed with geological hammers and backpacks,were a dozen keen Jurassic Parkers examining the rocks for ammonites they could take home for the mantlepiece.
He stood scratching his head in bewilderment and chuntering to himself about the need to check it all again - a Jurassic Parker in complete faff mode. The group left without him.
Portmanteau of the words faff and avalanche.
Generally used to describe a situation where one persons faffing causes a series of faffs from several people, usually resulting in delay.
These faffs would most likely have not occured were it not for the initial faffer, therefore they have caused a faffalanche.
Example 1: Group of people just about ready to leave the house.
Person 1: "Taxi's here!"
Person 2: "Oh, hang on, im going to change my shirt"
Person 3: "I might change mine if you are"
Person 4: "Im going to use the toilet while you do that"
Person 5: "Im going to grab another beer then"
A faffalanche has been caused.
Person 2: "I might change my shirt"
Person 1: "Don't, the taxi's here and you'll cause a faffalanche"
A faffalanche has been prevented.