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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But the real magic of mooching around and making a place of your own is lost in the blizzard of microtransactions enticing you to buy 'pastimers' and purpose-built delays.
With winter on its way, I was disappointed to spot a very, very small hedgehog mooching around on the lawn of a friend's Stockton garden last week.
We spent a few hours mooching around the Albert Dock shops before heading to the Shankly Hotel near the city centre, where they have a memorial to the Hillsborough Disaster victims.
Mooching around a large shop, I could not find the items I required, looking around there was not an assistant to be seen, and again less than half the tills were manned.
Pack leftovers to take with you the next day and save yourself mooching around the shops when you are hungry and spending more than you should.
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.
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).
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?
There's nothing nicer than mooching around the Cotswolds' picture book villages on a Sunday with the added bonus of finding some antique treasures.