Caffs vs Faffs - What's the difference?
As a noun caffs
As a verb faffs is
(British, slang) An unnecessary or over-complicated task, especially one perceived as a waste of time.
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- Adjusting this television is a bit of a faff .
Life with the Queen Mum revealed", The Guardian
- Breakfast in bed at the royal household is a massive faff . A page boy must carry the tray upstairs, but he's banned from actually serving it. So he leaves it on the floor by the bedroom door, whereupon a housemaid picks it up and knocks on said portal.
(British, slang) To waste time on an unproductive activity.
:She faffed about so much, she never got to eat her breakfast.
- I decided to stop faffing about and get some work done.
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