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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I also had a quick mooch around some of the other stores such as Oliver Bonas which was beautiful but would be a tight squeeze on a busy Saturday afternoon
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?
He added: "I would just mooch around Tom's trailer and sometimes when we were doing a scene, I'd go, 'Oh Tom, [if only there was a system] for all these feelings and thoughts I have.
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.
The fun-packed day gave residents the chance to mooch around crafts and community stalls, don their shooting boots in a five-a-side football competition and test their fitness at a 'Bootylicious' Boot Camp.
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.
Again I had a mooch around the pre-prepared area and served up a tiny portion of the other curries on offer, which included a lamb dish, and lentils.
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.