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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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He has lost two semi-finals at Potters along with two Welsh Open finals in the space of three seasons, but vitally he is showing great consistency.
Crunching his way through the gears and even occasionally throwing the van into reverse, Richard potters along the spectacular coastline as he provides amusing commentary on its sights, sounds and smells.
But it potters along with a certain quirky charm and is especially good when it comes to Victor's attendance at sex addict therapy meetings - which he goes to mainly to have sex.
It is organised by North and South Wales Potters along with Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
He potters along to the nearby village to say hola to friends, or drives four kilometres to the coast for a dip in the Med.
Dwarfs were part of the population and were often given places at court, and they too were modelled by the potters along with grooms and horse riders and camels.
"At home she potters along with an animal rated 60 and just goes through the motions, looking after herself.