slink around

(redirected from slinks around)

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.
See also: around, slink

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.
See also: around, slink
References in periodicals archive ?
The two-time Tony Award nominee slinks around the stage with a smile most unpleasant when he's not doing a vaudeville dance number or terrorizing young Max the dog, athletically played by Aleksa Kurbalija.
Not only does this former florist devote her time to working for a local animal charity but she slinks around social media sites promoting her cause.
He's got a punnet of plums in his mouth (when he's not swearing), is obsessed with monkeys and slinks around like a Bond villain - but he doesn't stroke a pussycat on his lap, he has a tiger cub.
Foster slinks around with lip-smacking glee while Copley, star of District 9, is wasted in an undernourished supporting role.
Yet despite the glorious classicism of its white act, some of the characters come across as Western versions of Eastern religious caricatures, like the wild Fakirs (Sufi monks) who fly around the stage in loincloths, or Gamzatti's maid, who slinks around like a Mata Hari in a sari.
SHE may technically be a pensioner but as Motown legend Diana Ross slinks around the stage, it is clear that her arsenal of classic hits are timeless.
Piano exceeds expectations with a swelling glazed protuberance, five storeys high, that slinks around a more conventional orthogonal block, enfolding it in a sinuous, shimmering embrace.
(Joel David Moore), who slinks around in black leather Matrix garb rechanneling old Conan O'Brien robot-speak.
"He slinks around as if he's John Wayne but he's just a big softie."
Onstage solo in the opening scene, Leigh amusingly defines Beverly's self-conscious self-confidence as she slinks around Derek McLane's set, a suitably ostentatious model of modish '70s-chic decor.
She slinks around with a pathetic look of terror and tries to escape out the front door.
Dapper Patrick strides around his business kingdom barking orders, while rumpled Paul has a philosophy degree and slinks around during his brother's expensive parties, supposedly doing his laundry but actually stealing household supplies and drug samples from Patrick's car.
Arias slinks around dropping zingers and trying to sound eticing, but the space is too big for his throwaway cabaret style, and his onstage persona is too maturely kinky to have a sexual kick for the average audience member.