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mope about (somewhere)

To spend or waste time (somewhere) in a brooding, listless state due to being upset, unhappy, dejected, etc. Primarily heard in UK. John's just been moping about the flat all day long ever since he lost his job. I know you're sad about being stood up by your date, but quit moping about and go do something with your evening!
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mope around

to go about in a depressed state. Since her dog ran away, Sally mopes around all day. Don't mope around. Cheer up!
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mope

(mop)
1. n. a tired and ineffectual person. I can’t afford to pay mopes around here. Get to work or get out!
2. and mope around in. to move around slowly and sadly. He just mopes around all day and won’t eat anything. Stop moping and get moving.

mope around

verb
See mope
See also: around, mope
References in classic literature ?
Why don't you come to us of an evening, instead of moping at home with that Captain Dobbin?
To see how dreadful she takes on, going moping about, and taking no pleasure in nothing, except when her friends comes in, out of charity, to sit with her, and make her comfortable,' resumed Mrs.
My wife's getting a bit annoyed with me now and says to stop moping and trying to make our daughter feel bad.
If you are moping a bit then guilt isn't the best way to get someone contacting you.
See, If I cup this hand the light shines through it/and no amount of moping will undo it.
DOT Cotton (below) is moping about thinking everyone hates her, Jamie Mitchell's moping about knowing that Phil hates him.
ASHLEY puts his foot down and tells Bernice (below) to stop moping about and start taking care of Gabby.
There is no sense moping around now, there is no sense moping around anytime in this league.
Instead of moping, he should channel all his energy and rage into shooting 20-under par on his home course.