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mill around

To loiter, wander around, or waste time idly (some place). I'll just mill around in the store across the street while you get your hair cut. There were a bunch of teenagers milling around near the entrance to the store, and it was making me a little bit nervous.
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mill around

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to wander or move around aimlessly within a small area. Everyone was milling around, looking for something to do. The students milled about between classes.
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American troops milled around the scene and glass and debris littered the road.
WE MET UP WITH BIEBEL at the UC Davis rails in the morning where Apples busted a nutter move that I can't tell you about, and for the rest of the day we milled around Sacto spots.
The three-day event attracted families, connoisseurs and eager browsers who milled around the stalls and tents jostling for space in the cos-mopolitan atmosphere of the Oval Basin.
And, as in the aftermath of the al Qaeda attacks, onlookers milled around the street staring up in disbelief.
They milled around Joe's Carry Lite deer decoy, providing plenty of time to shoot.
Locals formed a queue as long as 2 kilometers to offer flowers as policemen milled around the funeral parlor, situated in front of the U.S.
More than 100,000 arts lovers milled around venues in Brindleyplace, Broad Street, Centenary and Chamberlain Squares, watching shows and participating in workshops.
A father threw out a soccer ball, and 10 little kids milled around, going nowhere.
Last week, at the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in New York, researchers milled around Currie as he showed them a single 3-by-5-inch photograph of the fossil and the artist's reconstruction of the dinosaur.