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go walkabout

To wander an area in an aimless or casual manner. Primarily heard in Australia. I think they went walkabout, so I'm not sure when they'll be back.
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go walkabout

wander around from place to place in a protracted or leisurely way.
In Australian English, a walkabout is a journey into the bush undertaken by an Aboriginal in order to live in a traditional manner and re-establish contact with spiritual sources.
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