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stagger around

To walk or shuffle around (some place) in an swerving, unsteady manner. I suddenly became very disoriented and began staggering around the room like an old drunk. I don't really find it enjoyable to drink to the point where all I can do is mumble and stagger around. The actor staggered around the stage in a particularly hammy death scene.
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stagger around

to go about tottering or wobbling, especially as if drunk. The wounded man staggered around and then fell. A lot of people came out of the party and staggered around.
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The moon, who sees many strange things on the Banks, looked down on a slim youth in knickerbockers and a red jersey, staggering around the cluttered decks of a seventy-ton schooner, while behind him, waving a knotted rope, walked, after the manner of an executioner, a boy who yawned and nodded between the blows he dealt.
Shane said: "The poor deer had been staggering around before she collapsed, she clearly was not in a good way.
Seeing sweaty folk in their pants staggering around on the streets of Newcastle on a Sunday morning is nothing new, of course.
The domination was evident from beginning to end and the referee Phil Edwards was left with little option but to step in after two knockdowns with the West Midlands visitor staggering around the ring.
From a much-loved, smiley dad with dementia to a demented man who, days before he died from the cumulative effects of his reaction to anti-psychotics, was staggering around a mental health ward corridor, urinating at will, eyes blank with tears, banging on doors to get out.
McDonagh was staggering around and trying to intervene.
Mirza was seen staggering around following the crash, which left Miss Taylor unconcious.
And how different from the scenes of a few years ago when drunken louts were staggering around the city centre after watching England football matches on the giant screens.
The driver, James Patrick Walker, parked up on the nearside and was alleged to be staggering around on the dual-carriageway.
STAGGERING Around 14.4 million kgs of sprouts will be sold
They found it staggering around the RSPB nature reserve in Conwy, dropping its head to one side.
But on Saturday, September 24 police saw him pouring cider into a pop bottle as he sat on a wall at Tramroadside, and on the following Monday police spotted him at Church Street drinking from a bottle and staggering around.
ITALIAN civil war as furious Nancy Dell'Olio threatened to sue barmy Bruno Tonioli for suggesting she was staggering around like she'd "inhaled" two gallons of champagne.
TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY BBC One Wales, 9pm So far we've seen an autopsy on an exploded man, slinky assassin Lynne staggering around an airport with her head facing backwards, and a political opponent to the sinister Oswald Danes squashed in a car crusher (because nobody, aside from Jack, can die, there was the inevitable tracking shot through the wreckage to find a blinking eye inside).