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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!
See also: around, mope
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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!
See also: around, mope
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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