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tootle along

1. To walk forward in a leisurely or aimless manner; to stroll along. We're never going to see everything if you keep tootling along like that!
2. To follow the course of something in a leisurely or aimless manner; to stroll along something. We tootled along the beach chatting about all sorts of things.
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tootle off

To walk leisurely or carelessly away (from someone or something); to stroll or amble off. The man just took his food and then tootled off without paying! I used to be a guide for a walking tour when I lived in Florence, and you always had people tootling off throughout the day.
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A quaint, informal, and lighthearted expression of farewell. Primarily heard in UK. Thank you for your hospitality, but I had best be going. Tootle-oo! She waved out the window of the train to her family and shouted, "Tootle-oo!"


A quaint, informal, and lighthearted expression of farewell. Thank you for a lovely lunch, but I'd better get going. Tootles! A: "See you all tomorrow!" B: "Tootles, Jan!"
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

tootle along

in. to depart. I think I’d better tootle along now.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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