Seems as if everything were too small and footling to matter.
Only a couple of days ago I was compelled to take him off a case because his handling of it was so footling.
But he must do this, his very first job, absolutely correctly, and without any bungling and footling.
For the life of me, I can't see why we should carry these footling little nations on our shoulders.
I wouldn't lose this day at Pompeii for a shipload of footling schoolmasters.
Are you sure that would be worse than living with a man she did love, if he was a footling person?
"I s'pose we'll just keep on footling about here till the blooming war's over," he growled.
"to trifle," 1892, from dialectal footer "to trifle," footy "mean, paltry" (1752), perhaps from French se foutre "to care nothing," from Old French foutre "to copulate with," from Latin futuere, originally "to strike, thrust" (cf. confute). But OED derives the English dialect words from foughty (c.1600), from Dutch vochtig or Danish fugtig "damp, musty;" related to fog (n.).