tool around(redirected from tooling around)
1. To wander around (some place) aimlessly or idly, doing nothing in particular. We had a few hours to kill before we had to catch our train, so we just tooled around downtown for a while. The scenic boardwalk is a great place to tool around if you have some spare time on your hands.
2. To drive around (some place) in one's car with no purpose, direction, or end point in mind. I remember spending hours when we were teenagers just tooling around in our parents' cars or the crappy rust buckets our friends had saved up to buy. I love tooling around the countryside in my new roadster.
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tool around (in something)
to go around in a car; to speed around in a car. Who is that kid tooling around in that souped-up car? Ann spends a lot of time tooling around in her new car.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
in. to drive or cruise around. (see also tool.) We tooled around for a while and then rented a horror movie.
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