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potter about

To move from place to place, doing trivial, random, or aimless tasks or activities. It makes me sad thinking of my granddad pottering about in that big old house all by himself. I didn't have a specific plan while I was in London, so I spent most of the time just pottering about.
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potter along

1. To move forward at a slow or listless pace. You can still see my granddad pottering along into town each morning, the same way he's done every morning for the last 30 years. I hate it when people potter along in the bike lane when I'm trying to get to work each morning. Go to the countryside if you're looking for a leisurely cycle!
2. To continue or make progress at a steady, consistent pace, especially one that is neither particularly fast nor slow. The economy has been pottering along for a while now, and while it continues to make gains, it is not accelerating at the pace many economists say is needed to recover from the recession. Our business has been pottering along. We haven't exploded into success, but we're making good growth each month.
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potter around

To move from place to place, doing trivial, random, or aimless tasks or activities. It makes me sad thinking of my granddad pottering around that big old house all by himself. I didn't have a specific plan while I was in London, so I spent most of the time just pottering around.
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potter's clay

A special type of clay that does not contain iron and is often used for making pottery. OK, class, make sure to get some potter's clay before you sit down at your wheel today.
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potter's field

A place where the indigent or the unknown are buried. A reference to the Bible, "So they conferred together and bought the potter's field with it as a burial place for foreigners" (Matthew 27:7). Primarily heard in US. The work was so grueling that a great number of immigrant laborers who built the railroads across this country ended up in some potter's field or another before the job was complete.
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