to bum around

to wander about idly or aimlessly.

See also: bum

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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When people in India had asked us why we were going to Britain, and if we ever intended coming back, we'd replied, "Of course we're coming back; we're just going there to experience the western ethos." That sounded better than saying that we were going there to bum around. As Eng Lit students, Bunny and I'd had to read about Wordsworth's daffodils.
One's initial impression of these subjects is in line with the usual slacker-punk stereotypes, as the guys seem to bum around, spending their copious free time squatting in an abandoned house where they plan skating and music bashes.
Tom just shrugged, so his uncle said naturally, "Just going to bum around for a while, huh?" Tom grinned and said, "Yeah."
Once upon a time, you just wore shorts to bum around in.
"We're just planned to bum around but we really fell in love with Northern Ireland," said Ray.
From there, the couple traverses the Third World (pic often resembles a late-'70s/early-'80s international co-production, even down to the lavish India-set nuptials), allowing Obermaier and her bare-chested beau to bum around in a brand new assortment of scanty ethnic costumes, complete with monkey accessory.
The comedy star is in higher spirits now - but then, who wouldn't be with a pal like Kate to bum around with?