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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Details on 01642 474864 MAKE FRIENDS SINGLES WALKING GROUP: Kildale - meet on left just before village centre (Postcode YO21) 12 noon 9 miles, details Ann 01642 316562 or Liz 07739 777399 MIDDLESBROUGH & DISTRICT RAMBLING CLUB: Great Ayton, 71/2-10 miles or 5-7 miles, 10.30am STOCKTON RAMBLING CLUB: Three walks finishing in Leyburn, www.stockton-rambling-club.org.uk MOTLEY MUTT MOOCHES AROUND TEESSIDE: Coatham Woods near Long Newton, www.meetup.com/motley-mutt-mooches-around-tees side/
Clare is on hand to present highlights from the day's action at the NEC in Birmingham, while vet Nick Blayney advises on dog health, and Sonali Shah mooches around the show.
In this week's tale - A Question of Blood - Stott's moody maverick cop mooches around Edinburgh as usual but finds himself forced to ask some difficult questions - of himself.