mooch around (somewhere)

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mooch around (somewhere)

To waste time or loiter (somewhere); to spend time (somewhere) idly or listlessly. Primarily heard in UK. I got off work a little early, so I'm just going to mooch around in the city centre for a bit before I head home. John's taken to mooching around his flat all day long ever since he lost his job.
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We were in the little arcade, having a mooch around, and then, out of the blue, I saw Bernie.
Once off lead in our paddock she likes to mooch around sniffing all of the scents and she quickly understood that to get attention she had to sit and be patient to be rewarded with fuss.
Plans scuppered, I suggested to Molly that as she likes art, we mooch around the nearby National Gallery.
Now, though, it's an acknowledged treasure surrounded by gorgeous Georgian homes and perfect for a mooch around if you have time.
After an excellent cooked breakfast at The Keys under St Peter's Church and a mooch around Waterstones it's surely impossible to feel unhappy?
4 April Aintree, Punchestown, Classic trials and the first feeling of sun on your skin as you mooch around the course make April awesome.
A shadowy figure having given Matthias a deadline to return to London - "you have two weeks", he said - we were given the opportunity to watch him mooch around his adopted police station, glowering at evidential photographs and generally Scandi noir-ing it up.
Or mooch around the town, with its quaint conservation area and quirky, award-winning shops - Deal was voted High Street of the Year last year.
Research shows that "over–scheduled kids" are more stressed and less creative than kids allowed just to mooch around on holiday.
Visit Brecon, mooch around Hay, or enjoy a good book next to a fire before dinner.
Leaving all that to the snowboarders and baggy trouserwearing slopes skiers, it was back down into town for us to mooch around the shops and enjoy a few glasses of grappa.
As well as taking part in a couple of baking demonstrations he was looking forward to having a good mooch around the stalls.
He does not hang around the Edge Lane multiplex all day to soak up the love, leaving only to grab a Big Mac and have a quick mooch around Halfords between screenings.
We hadn't planned what to do on Saturday other than to have a mooch around Hexham and see what the market town had to offer.