potter about

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.
See also: potter
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Evans, best known over jumps for the exploits of Master Beveled, said: "I had horses for James Potter about eight years ago.