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mope about (somewhere)

To spend or waste time (somewhere) in a brooding, listless state due to being upset, unhappy, dejected, etc. Primarily heard in UK. John's just been moping about the flat all day long ever since he lost his job. I know you're sad about being stood up by your date, but quit moping about and go do something with your evening!
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mope around

To spend or waste time in a brooding, listless state due to being upset, unhappy, dejected, etc. John's just been moping around the house all day long ever since he lost his job. I know you're sad around being stood up by your date, but quit moping around and go do something with your evening!
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mope around

to go about in a depressed state. Since her dog ran away, Sally mopes around all day. Don't mope around. Cheer up!
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mope

(mop)
1. n. a tired and ineffectual person. I can’t afford to pay mopes around here. Get to work or get out!
2. and mope around in. to move around slowly and sadly. He just mopes around all day and won’t eat anything. Stop moping and get moving.

mope around

verb
See mope
See also: around, mope
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This is by no means a definitive study of MOPE. The Canadian Army has proven itself to be a leader in this new and exciting field and we continue to break new ground.
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Yes that popular libation, available in Canada, should be all but outlawed on a MOPE. Just so that everyone understands their place in the order of things, have a 20-year-old Bosnian girl monitor the alcohol intake of all ranks (self-esteem is the antithesis of MOPE).
The above by no means constitutes a definitive study of MOPE. The Canadian Army has proven itself to be a leader in this new and exciting field and we continue to break new ground in its development.