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mooch off (of) (someone or something)

To ask for or obtain (something) through the charity of someone or something; to sponge off someone or something else. My brother has been mooching off me and my wife ever since he lost his job. You can't expect to get very far in life just by mooching off of the success of other people.
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mooch about (somewhere)

To waste time or loiter (somewhere); to spend time (somewhere) idly or listlessly. Primarily heard in UK. I got off work a little early, so I'm just going to mooch about in the city centre for a bit before I head home. John's taken to mooching about his flat all day long ever since he lost his job.
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mooch around (somewhere)

To waste time or loiter (somewhere); to spend time (somewhere) idly or listlessly. Primarily heard in UK. I got off work a little early, so I'm just going to mooch around in the city centre for a bit before I head home. John's taken to mooching around his flat all day long ever since he lost his job.
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mooch (something) from

To ask for or obtain something through the charity of someone else; to sponge something off someone. I barely had any money while was in college, so I got most of my meals during the day by mooching food from my friends. You'll never learn how to be independent if you're always mooching from your parents.
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mooch (something) from someone

to beg something from someone. Can I mooch a match from you? Go mooch some money from Fred. Why do you always mooch from people?
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mooch

(mutʃ)
1. tv. & in. to beg for money, liquor, or drugs in public places. No mooching around here! Move along!
2. n. a beggar. I don’t want to be a mooch, but could I borrow your lawn mower?
3. n. narcotics. (see also hooch.) He’s gonna have to work hard to get off the mooch.
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No one seems to know exactly how long Mooch has been living in Dubai, though some claim he's been here since the time the Palm was a just a tree and Atlantis was still a myth.
Mooch said: "My wife is concerned a World Series win will change me, but I know it won't.
The 3D isn't overused, but there is a terrific sequence which trails Mooch as he swoops through the pet store, darting through the snapping jaws of some Venus Fly Traps.
The trips took Mooch around the state and across the nation during our year-long study as the students worked with geometry, data, and number concepts and skills.
And since they're happy to mooch off humans, such adaptable critters are also likely to live where we do--in other words, to become pests.
Rose specialized in a hard-sell tactic called the "take away': if the mooch backs away from buying into the scam, accuse him of being too stupid to see a great deal and refuse to let him in on it.
The President acted on the request of his new chief-of-staff John Kelly after the man they call The Mooch had insulted senior White House staff.
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Controversial lingerie model Danielle McMahon and Big Brother 2014 runner-up Ashleigh Coyle will be on stage at Club 360 at Mooch Bar in Broad Street.
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KARACHI, May 22, 2010 (Frontier Star): The funeral prayers of Idi Ameen, who was coordinator of MPA, PPPP and chairman standing committee interior, Abdul Qadir Patel, and a PPPP activist Abdul Ghani Bachani who was killed in one of the incidents of target killings of Karachi, was held here in Sajjan Kot, while the burial took place in Mooch Goth graveyard.
It's in these puzzle sections that Darwin's mosquito chum Mooch comes into play.
One expects that they are pretty close to the mark as the whole project has been masterminded by Colin Graham, managing director of Birmingham-based Mooch, a well known name in the interior design scene.
So if you have to mooch about heavy showers forecast, a stylish new umbrella is always a good buy.