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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 around

verb
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If you make the side fantastic, but I didn't sit there and mope around and feel unhappy.
Feel sorry for yourself, cry into your pillow and mope around the house for two weeks.
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They're out there supporting me,'' he said, ``so I think it'd be silly to mope around the golf course.
As one of the back-up bowlers, he knows he cannot mope around feeling sorry for himself at not being first choice and he has to do what he can to keep everyone else's spirits up too.
We've suffered back-toback defeats, which hasn't happened for a long time, but there's no time to mope around.
No-one will mope around or start feeling sorry for themselves.
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The Ashes have gone but we've got to come back hard and we can't mope around," said Flintoff.
He said: "I'm glad I've not been at the club as I would have had time to mope around so I'm lucky that I've got the internationals to concentrate on.
But on the other side it's important that you don't feel sorry for yourself and that you don't mope around.
It's a big challenge for us now - we're two behind in an Ashes series with three to play, but we can't mope around too much.
I am one of the people who has to lift the players and get them ready for the next game, especially in the Championship where games come thick and fast where you don't have time to mope around.