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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There are Lynton and Lynmouth, where I can recommend a ride on the amazing, water-powered Victorian cliff railway and mooching around both resorts' charming shops.
Cersei mooching around plotting, but not actually getting anywhere other that being slung in jail herself, Tyrion and Ser Jorah on the run and.
That would cover our train fare, mooching around Harrow, and going to McDonald's.
A week away just didn't feel long enough, between the wonderfully relaxing days mooching around the hotel, mixed with a few days out exploring.
Baby birds will quite naturally spend a few days mooching around the flower beds before they make the giant leap into the world of flight and independence and, far from abandoning their offspring, parent birds are usually discreetly watching them nearby.
Mooching around the Duty Free (without having to assist with some lavatorial emergency).
I just used to go out in the morning and come back at tea time and spend all the time in between mooching around the closed down fairground and going along the empty pier.
Rob's been mooching around LA and staying on friends' couches.
Take just about any portrait you can find of the Danish designer, and he's usually mooching around in a cropped pair, accessorizing the look with poppy striped knee socks and a beat up little hat.
One of the highlights of the programme is Jamie mooching around markets and accepting an unknown foodstuff offered by a market holder, he soon starts acting a bit strangely, before bursting into a chorus of 'Who let the dogs out'.
REMEMBER when Kim Cattrall (below) was mooching around Liverpool a few months ago?
Not only do we have the OFT mooching around everything from bog paper pricing to the nomenclature of Welsh rennet, we also have Freeman's torpid Commission for the Long Grass, heir to the equally useless bodies that have brought humanity three vast and fruitless probes in the past six years alone.
Just lately, though, he's started mooching around by himself in his den.