noodle over

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noodle over

To ponder, consider, or speculate about something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "noodle" and "over." ("Noodle" here is slang for head or brain.) As my mind wandered into daydream, I began noodling over the possibility of giving up my job and moving to Japan. I wanted a day or two to noodle over the deal before I agreed to anything.
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noodle over something

Inf. to think about something. Let's noodle over this problem for a bit and discuss it at our next meeting.
See also: noodle, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The data you see is currently an average for the airport (hence, there is no timestamp), but we do have plans to show wait times linked with your departure time in future updates." (I later noodled around with other airports and discovered some useful results, such as a 23-minute wait at Dulles International Airport and 19 minutes at New York's JFK.)
He said he "noodled around" on a guitar in high school, but spent most of his time focused on poetry and, later, song lyrics.
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He said that now on rare occasions he noodled around on a Korg.