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Flowers and Frolics

Posted by Fox on October 29, 2008 at 06:57

When I pointed out the rhyming slang "Flowers and Frolics" to my partner - we're Australian, so the rhyme sounded exactly right to us - he suggested that it might also be the origin of the slang "faff", as in "faffing about" (wasting your time). The meaning certainly fits. Does anyone know anything about this, or else where faffing about truly comes from?