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slink around

To move around in a quiet, sneaky, inconspicuous, or furtive manner. There were some suspicious figures slinking around in the shadows, so we decided to go a different way home. The boss is always slinking around the office, making sure everyone is being productive. The dog slunk around to see if anyone would give him scraps from the table.
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slink around

to creep or slither around furtively. The cat slunk around, waiting for a chance to get at the bird. Don't slink around like that. Someone is likely to take you for a robber.
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If you were around in the Nineties you will probably remember Ghost as the label that had us all slinking around in bias-cut dresses, while the men in our lives wondered why on earth we had turned up at the pub wearing our nightie.
If you were around in the Nineties, you will probably remember Ghost as the label that had us all slinking around in bias-cut dresses, while the men in our lives wondered why on earth we had turned up at the pub wearing our nightie.
"We had talked about getting married and our future together but I had no idea he had been slinking around designing a ring.
There are at least 12 of them slinking around under the oceans at any one time - American, British, Russian, Chinese, Indian and perhaps Israeli.
Second, at a moment when you might expect to see people clamoring for credit, members on both sides were slinking around blaming each other for the passage of the bill in general, and for the addition of one provision - the "show us your papers" amendment.
We were lucky to see the white tiger slinking around before flumping down with the flick of a tail and a lick of the chops.
We were lucky to see the white tiger slinking around before umping down with the ick of a tail and a lick of the chops.
It is a story which carries with it more than a whiff of the le Carre spy caper: double agents--triple agents?--suitcase bombs and tropical paranoia, the main movers slinking around with a sort of half-elegance and half-buffoonery.
From coming out of a cage with a tiger to slinking around with a huge yellow python.
So often we see them, emaciated, slinking around garbage bins, a veritable gang of 20 or so out at the old race course, many with sores or hobbling from injuries sustained in fights for meagre scraps.
The procedure involves Tata donning a hat adorned with plastic flowers, slinking around to Thai pop music and delivering a few quick blows.
She hadn't been born yet when "Cats" and "Phantom" started slinking around the nation's stages 30 years ago.
I will be slinking around in Boutique by Topshop's, at pounds 250.
In the end, we found over a dozen of the eight-legged little beasts on us, three embedded in flesh, and still more slinking around the trailer days after our initial episode.