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moon away

1. To pass a certain amount or period of time by being very lazy, languid, or idle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "moon" and "away." Too many kids just moon the summer away in front of their computers or televisions. In my 20s, I would spend every Friday and Saturday night at the bar with my friends, but now that I have kids, I just want to moon away the evenings at home in front of the TV.
2. To pass a certain amount or period of time by desiring, yearning for, or grieving over someone or something in an intense, melancholy way. You can't just coop up in here and moon the weekend away because of one bad breakup! Now get dressed—you're coming with us for a night on the town! I lived in Japan for two months on an exchange trip, and when I came home I mooned away the rest of the summer wishing I could go back.
See also: away, moon

moon something away

Fig. to waste time pining or grieving. Don't moon the whole year away! You have mooned away half the year. Now pull yourself together!
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"Nor a pair of Louboutins on my feet, a Prada blouse was many moons away on Rodeo Drive, and I'd had my hair blown out at DryBar because it was close to my house and what I could afford."
It doesn't mean I didn't many, many moons away, in 1995 when my brother passed away and I did turn to alcohol and it runs in my family.
YOUR tasty asparagus spears harvested from April to June may seem many moons away now, but if you want a better crop for next year, it's time to tidy up the bed and it should only take a few minutes.
Tidying the asparagus bed YOUR tasty asparagus spears harvested from April to June may seem many moons away now, but it's time to tidy up the bed and it should only take a few minutes.
Howard, unsuccessfully trying to sell his esoteric jazz records, mainly moons away the hours in a delusion of grandeur while Vince lays around in a hammoc, playing loud music, trying on wigs and finding Howard ludicrous.
The way things are going now in Iraq democracy is many moons away.
She has one face always in shadows- and the surface-depth-difficult to know-it being so many moons away. And then there is the fact of motion-what is shadow might become radiant display yesterday (in theory at least).
Though generating power from atomic fusion remains many, many moons away, physicists have reached a milestone in this effort to harness the energy source of the stars.
"If I got to that age it would hopefully mean I have had a good career, but that is many moons away. "But Neil is a good, genuine guy and it will be good to pick his brain after the game.