potter around

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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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They took a train to Salisbury on the Saturday and pottered around for an hour before returning to London.
A HOUSEWIFE pottered around at home unaware that her husband had been murdered in their garage.
"When we were 111 for five we could have just pottered around, but I chanced my arm and we didn't look back really.
We pottered around the village and held a service in the village church where so many of our ancestors had been baptised, married and buried.
We had loads of time on the phone as he pottered around his Lake District home and he signed off with a promise to make me his speciality dish of rosemary and rock salt chips (it never happened).
Human resources chief Anne-Marie Scott told councillors: "We have pottered around this problem for too long and need to get right to the heart of it."
It was where I learned to ride my first (and only tricycle) and we pottered around making mud pies and perfume in an old margarine tub that smelled vaguely similar to the mud.
A baby girl 'baked' to death in her family's car on while her mother sunbathed and pottered around the garden nearby, a court heard yesterday.
They are the two astronauts who accompanied Canadian nutjob Chris Hadfield on the mission to do something or other in space - but while they pottered around fixing cupboards or whatever, Hadfield (above) had Earth agog.