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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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His friend John Clarke told the inquest in Hastings, East Sussex: "They were milling around and treading on him.
The City of Naperville is accepting bids from authorized vendors for a project that consists of asphalt street patching of varying sizes and depths and limited amounts of PCC curb and gutter replacement, pavement milling around structures, structure adjustments, pavement striping and all associated traffic control and turf restoration.
People were milling around ukay-ukay (second-hand clothing) and ornamental plants stalls along the Isulan-Tacurong highway when someone threw a grenade at about 8:30 p.m.
The next view is of George's Bath, with Birkenhead Ferry Boats milling around by the sea.
MILLING AROUND? This property was formerly a water mill, and provides interesting accommodation with such character features as beamed ceilings, fireplaces and exposed floor boards.
BELGIAN POLICE FIRST they say they will arrest ticketless fans for milling around the ground in Bruges next week, now they say they will "send them away".
Sharing the sense of injustice felt by his colleagues, an aggrieved Thornton, who was riding in his 12th National, maintains the time the runners were left milling around at the start after Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised got loose and ground staff struggled to reconnect the tape was a major contributory factor for the confusion that followed.
Finally, whenever I visit, I cannot fail to notice the hundreds of tourists milling around and enjoying the numerous attractions you have to offer.
Meanwhile, Gary's keen to get some famous faces milling around the place and so draws up his dream guest list - topped by Madonna, Britney and Elton.
"It was only when I got out of my car that I noticed the driver milling around near his vehicle.
Najeali further said it was risky to scare animals during the day as people were milling around.
POLITICIANS milling around the House of Commons will have enjoyed artwork produced by talented Birmingham kids.
Detective Inspector Andy Mackay said: "There were a lot of people milling around at the time of this incident and we believe they may have seen the offender before or after he left the store."
The brief surviving footage records the aftermath of the disaster at the Universal colliery and shows people milling around the pithead.
Thousands of festive shoppers were milling around the giant shopping centre when store lights and tills went off just before 1pm yesterday.