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putter around

 and putter about
to do little things of little consequence; to do small tasks as found around the house. I spent all of Saturday just puttering around, not really getting anything done. I stayed home and puttered about during my vacation.
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Often scorned dismissively as standing for "We Putter Around,'' the WPA nonetheless kept more than one family's heads above water, ours included.
Swim, putter around a bit on one of our championship golf courses, cast your line for deep-sea adventure on a charter fishing trip, or travel back in history with a visit to the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Until then, we'll putter around with the sphere in the backyard, knowing if it goes over the fence, we can always order more off the Web site ($72 a dozen, because they are work-intensive to produce).
He loved to putter around the house and to fix whatever needed to be fixed.
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From as early as 5 years old, he would let me putter around with him, doing everything from hammering nails to painting," Ms.
Those who come out just to see Jordan putter around in the desert could swell to Tiger-like proportions as he plays in the pro-am during the first four days.
Bob loved to putter around his Wilder Road home, grew fantastic tomatoes, sailed throughout the Carribean and enjoyed wonderful times with family and friends.
Maybe I'll take little walks and putter around a little bit.
It pays to putter around with antiques: Jimmy Thompson won the $2,100 first prize at Griffith Park in 1938, helped immeasurably by a second-hand putter he had picked up for $1 in a Pasadena pro shop three weeks before the tournament.