mooch around (somewhere)

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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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Your views Email us letters@liverpoolecho.co.uk Kyle, from Bootle, said: "We were sat out having dinner in my friend's garden, so I had a little mooch around and I saw this slope.
Kyle, from Bootle, said: "We were sat out having dinner in my friend's garden so I had a little mooch around and I saw this slope.
"It is living happily in the back of the car park and having a mooch around - it's just the oddest thing.
She is quite enquisitive and likes to have a mooch around. She isn't too keen on being picked up, but with time and TLC is slowly getting used to us.
One problem is that hedgehogs find it difficult to mooch around from garden to garden.
There are few things which can make you feel quite so depressed as a Saturday afternoon mooch around the town when there's nowhere to mooch to.
After an excellent cooked breakfast at The Keys under St Peter's Church and a mooch around Waterstones it's surely impossible to feel unhappy?
4 April Aintree, Punchestown, Classic trials and the first feeling of sun on your skin as you mooch around the course make April awesome.
A shadowy figure having given Matthias a deadline to return to London - "you have two weeks", he said - we were given the opportunity to watch him mooch around his adopted police station, glowering at evidential photographs and generally Scandi noir-ing it up.
Or mooch around the town, with its quaint conservation area and quirky, award-winning shops - Deal was voted High Street of the Year last year.
Research shows that "over–scheduled kids" are more stressed and less creative than kids allowed just to mooch around on holiday.
Combining a spot of shopping after work with a trip to the theatre, cinema or just a mooch around the city is second nature to people living in other European cities and now Newcastle can enjoy the same freedom.
As well as taking part in a couple of baking demonstrations he was looking forward to having a good mooch around the stalls.
He does not hang around the Edge Lane multiplex all day to soak up the love, leaving only to grab a Big Mac and have a quick mooch around Halfords between screenings.