potter along

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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Leave the drive select in Comfort or Auto - there's also Dynamic and Individual - and you can potter along through towns and cities quite comfortably at low speed.
Warwickshire - Potter along the Stratford Canal to Wilmcote for some Tudor history - from the base at Wootton Wawen near Henley-in-Arden, boaters can head south, crossing the impressive Edstone Aqueduct and passing through just one lock.
"The club has also agreed personal terms with Potter along with his assistant Billy Reid and recruitment analyst Kyle Macauley, who are set to join him at the Liberty."
And if you opt to drive it in a less frenetic manner it's quite happy to potter along on the school run or weekly shopping trip and actually rewards you by cutting power to four of its eight cylinders.
Unlike a Toyota Prius and many other hybrid vehicles, Renault's hybrid Scenic cannot potter along on electric power alone, even for a few metres.
It's a great thing as too many clubs have been happy to just potter along without any problems and still stay in the league.
I wanted to make new friends and thought we might get about 15 people in the group and could potter along and do a bit of knitting.
The 20-1 chance is owned by the Powys-based breeders James and Jean Potter along with Ffos Las racecourse founder Dai Walters and is trained by Richard Lee, who curiously has a Welsh postcode but is actually based on the Shopshire/Herefordshire border.
POTTER along the coast of Kent covering 35 miles on a half-day rigid inflatable boat ride taking in resorts and historical sites.
Cheap and cheerful or gaudy and vulgar, it doesn't really matter when you potter along the old boards with the sea-spray in your face, the gulls screeching and the whiff of fish and chips in your nostrils.
Even as you potter along a street, the car's side-mounted ultrasonic sensors are searching for suitable spaces on either side of the road.
From the pretty villages of Porto Pollo or Campomoro on opposite sides of the Gulf of Valinco, even novices can hire small boats with outboard engines (for around EUR80 a day) and potter along the coast exploring the endless coves.
Meanwhile, the engine reveals a likeable split personality by being happy to potter along at lower speeds and pull comfortably from just 25mph in fourth.
You can potter along in fifth gear at around 20mph and still accelerate away without the need to change down.