hang about/around

hang about/around
1) (to stand around, doing nothing: I don't like to see all these youths hanging about (street-corners).) wystawać bezczynnie, tracić czas
2) (to be close to (a person) frequently: I don't want you hanging around my daughter.) kręcić się wokół

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