putter around

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Verb1.putter around - move around aimlessly
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
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Usually, I then go inside to putter around the house (meaning I might sit on the couch and watch TV while petting one of the cats), while my husband actually does the planting.
Tevez will be looking to turn pro if he gets much more practice and Bellamy has previous for wrapping his putter around somebody's head.
If Dad is a golfer and likes to putter around in the garden, the Golf Bag Birdbath is available for $19.
That's why we choose to putter around the mansion this winter in the "Heff" slipper from Auri, Laguna Beach, Calif.
Boosting parking-meter costs and changing housing restrictions seem distinct and unrelated policies -- until you look at the bigger picture: higher costs for street parking, more cars competing for spaces, and more air pollution as drivers putter around, block after block, contributing to traffic congestion as they look for that ever-elusive space.
NASA officials say the agency's new rover will allow astronauts to putter around the Moon in the comfort of their shirtsleeves, requiring them to don spacesuits only if they need to leave the vehicle.