putter around

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putter around

To move from place to place, doing trivial, random, or aimless tasks or activities. It makes me sad thinking of my granddad puttering 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 puttering around.
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putter around

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to do little things of little consequence; to do small tasks as found around the house. I spent all of Saturday just puttering around, not really getting anything done. I stayed home and puttered about during my vacation.
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What keeps him company, I suspect, is TV shouting alarmist things at him, most waking hours radio, filling in the gaps as he putters around his own house or the internet, for extra doses of outrage and "Lock Her Up" Facebook pages.
My boyfriend, the cello owner, makes little noises while he putters around, which distracts me from reading my 20,000-word long-form articles about Iraq.
She crankily putters around, lashing out at most, lonely from the absence of her husband (Chris Messina), who, like everyone else, tired of her hostile moping.
On his off-hours (or "on" hours?), Joven putters around his Pinto Galery in Antipolo, personally organizing art events that launch young artists, and curating his massive personal art collection that spills out of his galleries into his lush, hillside tropical garden which he is super proud of.
Contrast that with the opening scenes of Before I Forget, where main character Pierre (Jacques Nolot, who also wrote and directed) putters around his Paris apartment in the nude, his sagging, aged body seen from every possible angle.
Hitting every option on the video-tweaked palette, and often impressionistically underlighting scenes or simply shooting them out of focus, sometimes with whimsical exaggeration and other times with minimalist abstraction, Van Peebles putters around with the various forms of visual tricks that digital technology makes easy to do--wipes, solarization, endless long dissolves or flat-out superimpositions, as well as shoot in both black-and-white and color.
As one of the best putters around in what is principally a putting contest, Crane rates an interest at 11-8 against Robert Allenby whose top-ten finish at Waialae came out of the blue after a poor pre-Christmas in Oz.
Now he putters around his workshop, mows the lawn and catches fish in the McKenzie River.
DAVID HOWELL - Mr Consistency on the European Tour and one of the best putters around.
Now the 37-year-old finds himself paired in the first two rounds at Valhalla with two of the best putters around - American Justin Leonard and Loren Roberts.
A Texas blind salamander mostly putters around in pools of water.
Gabas, who came to this country in 1957, moved to Townsend Street in 1967, and now putters around in a 1987 automobile, is a figure of strength and perseverance in the community.
Uncle Manuel (Manuel Plata) putters around his home, which he has shared with brother-in-law Jose (vet thesp Dagoberto Gama), son Omar (Jose Angel Bichir) and Ana (Luisa Pardo) ever since the death of the family matriarch.
And when he does get the flat stick out, there are plenty of better putters around than the twitchy Zimbabwean.
He putters around in slicked-down hair and bow tie, his fastidious movements, pasted-on smile and barely inflected speech patterns supposedly signs of autism.