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mooch off (of) (someone or something)

To ask for or obtain (something) through the charity of someone or something; to sponge off someone or something else. My brother has been mooching off me and my wife ever since he lost his job. You can't expect to get very far in life just by mooching off of the success of other people.
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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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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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mooch (something) from someone

to beg something from someone. Can I mooch a match from you? Go mooch some money from Fred. Why do you always mooch from people?
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mooch

(mutʃ)
1. tv. & in. to beg for money, liquor, or drugs in public places. No mooching around here! Move along!
2. n. a beggar. I don’t want to be a mooch, but could I borrow your lawn mower?
3. n. narcotics. (see also hooch.) He’s gonna have to work hard to get off the mooch.
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CHRISTMAS is as a great excuse for mooching around the bookshops, on the pretext of looking for books for loved ones.
He finds her melancholy yet desperate for company and the reason for her downbeat mood is gradually revealed as the pair bond over the course of 24 hours, going to dance rehearsals and generally mooching around London looking glum.
After mooching round the local antique shops and boutiques I visited Helmsley Castle (entry pounds 4.
In between mooching around Oswald Bailey's Army Surplus Emporium, the Hobbies fretwork shop and the roofless Market Hall opposite, we too would find time to marvel at the various amateur "escapologists" writhing amidst the acrid horse droppings which abounded on the cobblestones, whilst tussling, with perceived frenzy at their seemingly unbreakable bonds
Apparently, the retired homeowner has no problem mooching from strangers who pay taxes.
PIGEON FANCIER Simon A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK Ready for dinner STEPS OUT Mooching in Chinatown PARKLIFE Pigeons gather for bite to eat COOL PIGEON A bunch of birds strut their stuff around a South London park
We spotted Kate Moss merrily mooching around London's Notting Hill with Mother Moss, enjoying a rare last moment of sunshine - until Jude Law popped out of nowhere.
But he does wander through the set mooching for affection, looking for the next person to pet him and produce dust clouds from his fur.
But he has spent days mooching unhappily about the house and complaining that he misses her.
But you would think he could put his hand in his pocket like the rest of us poor mortals and pay for his holiday instead of mooching off Sir Cliff in Barbados.
Most charter captains here prefer mooching, in which live bait is tossed overboard with a -1/4-ounce to 2-ounce sliding sinker - a maneuver known as fly-lining - to bring the salmon to the boat.
Barely a day goes by without Bradley mooching around the Square offering some lame excuse about having a day off, or a late start or a vet's appointment for Marge the guinea pig.
Mooching and trolling will be covered extensively, as will recommended salmon reels and rods.
It's good to see the singer out and about - recent reports suggest poor Rob, 30, has been looking rather lonely, mooching around the Conrad Hotel in Chelsea.
He regales us with tips on trolling, mooching and casting, illustrated with easy-to-understand graphics (but nary a photo).