Green’s Dictionary of Slang

asshole v.

[asshole n. (3)]

to grovel, to beg, to toady.

[US]J.T. Farrell Father and Son 311: He noticed, too, how poor relations looked up to these men, even ass-holed before them.

In phrases

asshole around (v.) (also assle around)

(US) to idle, to loiter, to waste time.

[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 803: To assle around is to loaf or to wander idly about.
[US]Baker et al. CUSS 72: asshole around. Waste time, not study. 🌐 The best dialogue was in one of the scenes that was cut – Mink Stole is yelling at her chauffeur, and she says, ‘I come back here to find you assholing around!’ This movie uses the word ‘asshole’ all over the place.