putt along

(redirected from putted along)

putt along

To move along at a very quick, brisk, or rapid pace, especially on a compact motorized vehicle. He's totally happy just putting along the countryside in the little van of his. We were putting along on our scooter through the streets of Venice when someone suddenly darted in front of us.
See also: putt
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

putt along

to move along rapidly, usually in a motorized vehicle. ("Putt-putt" is the sound made to mimic engines, especially small engines.) The little car was putting along down the highway, when one of the tires went flat. We were putting along very smoothly all the way into town.
See also: putt
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
It putted along at 20-miles per hour, but was still faster than flying a Cessna 150.
Tommy, later turned into a movie by Ken Russell, was the classic tale of the deaf, dumb and blind pinball wizard of its genre, while Quadrophenia putted along on its Lambretta four years later.
The food was great and the staff were very friendly and with full stomachs we putted along back to Galgorm for the night.