moon around

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moon around

To waste time idly, languidly, or aimlessly (in some place); to loiter or loaf around (some place). She's always been an introspective child, preferring to just moon around and contemplate the world rather than playing with other kids. Quit mooning around the house like that—go play outside or something!
See also: around, moon
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"You talk love and marriage to me, very much against my wish, and go mooning around over the plantation week after week because you can't have me, and look at me when you think I'm not noticing and when all the time I'm wondering when you had your last square meal because of the hungry look in your eyes, and make eyes at my revolver-belt hanging on a nail, and fight duels about me, and all the rest--and--and now, when I say I'll marry you, you do yourself the honour of refusing me."
He was tolerable when he was playing some kind of lovelorn posh puppy, mooning around with his big brown eyes.
No mooning around like the hero of Twilight - laugh and joke and be the fun friend you used to be.
Sport, friends, watching Dr Who and mooning around after boys took up most of my time.
Sloth: I was too caught up in trailing Torch, mooning around and masturbating to make it to my pesky job as a graduate teaching assistant.
CORRIE: Fiz (left) is dreading Kirk getting back from holiday, but it seems she needn't have worried - her ex has some news that suggests he won't be mooning around after her anymore.
According to her sister Monica, Gabriela has been mooning around the house unable to think of anything but Lembit.
Though the summertime segment, shot by the resort town of Kas, does much to lighten the mood, there's still an awful lot of mooning around, long silences and internalized emotions.
Still, you couldn't help thinking that they'd wrecked it somehow by the endless months of wide-boy Alfie mooning around and shooting pathetic glances at Kat - what the hell does he see in her?
The opening dance spot with be wigged characters mooning around the stage seemed out of place at the Kings Dock event but once McCartney arrived we knew it was going to be all right.
It didn't work out - he couldn't help playing 'real music' and mooning around at the keys rather than playing rhythmic incitations.'
Patty was mooning around a bunch of dopey boys when the amazingly stupid Mary Margaret Conlon ran to her to rat on me.
"The guys always have people mooning around the stage door," Burns adds.
Tara, 28, has been mooning around telling anyone who will listen how great Hugo is.
There have been no ifs, butts or maybes, no mooning around and, despite the pressure of all the costumes, we've never once seen the bum crack.