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mill around

 and mill about
to wander or move around aimlessly within a small area. Everyone was milling around, looking for something to do. The students milled about between classes.
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Some of the passengers found this unsettling, but others agreed it was only an average debacle, climbing out of the van to mill around termite mounds.
The NAFB is using the mall intercept method of research at farm shows across the country, which means you may be asked to fill out a survey as you mill around tents and farm show exhibits.
He goes to hospitals and medical camps in Sierra Leone, where people whose arms were chopped off by the rebels mill around traumatized.
Another half-dozen teenagers mill around the weight room, casting glances at themselves and one another in the mirror.