pootle


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pootle

(ˈpuːtəl)
vb
(intr) informal Brit to travel or go in a relaxed or leisurely manner
[C20: from p(oodle) to travel + (t)ootle2]
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"Tootle, tootle, playing on the pootle!" exclaimed Dolly, suddenly devoting herself to the child.
This is Three Men in a Boat and Wind in the Willows territory, and it feels idyllically private watching motor boats as they pootle past.
It'll pootle down to the shops or on the school run, or whisk around the Gateshead Western Bypass.
That's because for all the executive sport saloon elegance and speed of the XF, it is quite happy to pootle around town and has an average fuel consumption figure that won't break the bank.
Instead, he lives a quiet life on the north Devon coast with his wife Joanne, daughters Maggie and Charlie, a dog called Bob and a campervan known as Pootle.
Page was speaking in London ahead of the DVD release next month of animated space adventure Q Pootle 5 in which she voices the character of Oopsy.
And even if the weather should happen to make things interesting, we are denied the chance to see much in the way of thrills and spills because the organisers get the safety car out and everyone has to pootle along at a pace so unspectacular that the armchair viewer is given the feeling of being sat in a deckchair in the central reservation of the M25 on an average Monday morning.
Now the Labour leader calculates that if he could find PS5billion everyone could pootle around the country without paying a penny.
It offers serious fun to keen drivers, yet still manages to pootle around town without a hiccup.
Therefore, with no emotional heft to underpin it, and despite freewheeling thrillingly on the initial downhill, Drive petered out to a pedestrian pootle once the thin story began to plateau.
"If he wanted to he could just pootle around and get points and he would be fine, but that's not the way we are.