slink around

slink around

To move around in a quiet, sneaky, inconspicuous, or furtive manner. There were some suspicious figures slinking around in the shadows, so we decided to go a different way home. The boss is always slinking around the office, making sure everyone is being productive. The dog slunk around to see if anyone would give him scraps from the table.
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slink around

to creep or slither around furtively. The cat slunk around, waiting for a chance to get at the bird. Don't slink around like that. Someone is likely to take you for a robber.
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References in classic literature ?
Hateful unto me are all that slink around half-closed windows!
And then I can paddle over to town nights, and slink around and pick up things I want.
If you prefer to slink around in a reindeer onesie you might feel a little out of place if your fellow guests are in their sparkly Sunday best.
He said: "I was up on my Smaug-y platform thinking 'This is cool, I can slink around like a dragon'.
I slink around the streets at dusk because the fading light allows me to merge into the lengthening shadows.
At Terminal 5, and on record, Gika does not resort to mimicking Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O, nor does she slink around the stage like The Kills' Alison Mosshart.
They slink around the House looking harmless most of the time.
Instead of allowing luggage handlers to slink around earning 50p for each I Spy incident (after a target figure of 10 a week), and fining already hard-pressed customers up to pounds 40, JLA would do better to concentrate on the airport's everlasting pounds 12m face-lift, which should have been finished in June - 2010.
Control is a bit sloppy using the standard Wiimote and nunchuk, with the classic controller proving to be the most solid way to slink around levels and nd cover points.
Jerry Neuheisel could slink around Loyola High's campus in a navy-and-white sweatshirt to look like most of his classmates.
Bauby sits, rapt, watching the nurses of the hospital slink around like movie stars, unable to touch them and just as unable to turn away.
Giving Charlize Theron untold opportunities to slink around in artfully shredded spandex, this kitschy Paramount vehicle was ushered, sans advance press screenings, into wide release, where it will likely draw meager male-centric biz before getting lost amid the glut of end-of-the-year prestige releases.
Cougars and lynx slink around and mountain goats peer down from on high.
The focus is the pimp, played by senior dancer Carlos Gavito, with his stable of floozies, and the men who press up against the women, pat their behinds, and provoke each other as they slink around the dance floor.
And I had to gather up my sled and slink around to the other side of the schoolhouse before I could scream.