mooch about (somewhere)

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mooch about (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 about in the city centre for a bit before I head home. John's taken to mooching about his flat all day long ever since he lost his job.
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AJ is more likely to drop off and bring the ball up while Owen mooches about the six yard box, but, I can't see that being a difficult one to craft a defence against.
November 2001 Taking time out, Nel mooches about in a knitted beret even the Emmerdale cast wouldn't be seen dead in.