potter about/around

potter about/around
DO NOTHING MUCH, fiddle about/around, footle about/around; informal mess about/around; Brit. informal muck about/around; N. Amer. informal putter about/around, lollygag.
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  • mess about/around — POTTER ABOUT, pass the time, fiddle about/around, footle about/around, play about/around, fool about/around; fidget, toy, trifle, tamper, tinker, interfere, meddle, monkey (about/around); informal piddle about/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess about/around — Syn: potter about, fiddle about/around, footle about/around, play about/around, fool about/around, fidget, toy, trifle, tamper, tinker, interfere, meddle, monkey (about/around); Brit.; informal muck about/around …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • potter about — verb To potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner. I like to relax pottering about the house doing this and that at the weekends. Syn: potter around See Also: potter …   Wiktionary

  • potter about — see potter around …   English dictionary

  • knock about/around — (informal) 1 knocking around the Mediterranean: WANDER AROUND, roam around, rove around, range over, travel around, journey around, voyage around, drift around, potter around; informal gad about, gallivant around. 2 she knocks around with artists …   Useful english dictionary

  • potter — 1 noun (C) 1 someone who makes pots, dishes etc out of clay see also: pottery 2 have a potter/go for a potter spoken to move around a place in a slow unhurried way 2 also potter about/around verb (I) BrE to spend time doing pleasant things that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • potter — pot|ter1 [ˈpɔtə US ˈpa:tər] n [Sense: 1; Date: 1000 1100; Origin: pot] [Sense: 2; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: POTTER2] someone who makes pots, dishes etc out of clay potter 2 potter2 also potter about/around v …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Potter, New York — Infobox Settlement official name = Potter, New York settlement type = Town nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image |pushpin pushpin label position = pushpin map caption =Location within the state of New York pushpin mapsize = mapsize …   Wikipedia

  • potter around — or potter about PHRASAL VERB If you potter around or potter about, you do pleasant but unimportant things, without hurrying. [BRIT] [V P] I was perfectly happy just pottering around doing up my flat... [V P n] At weekends he would potter around… …   English dictionary

  • potter around — verb To potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner. I like to relax pottering around the house doing this and that at the weekends. Syn: potter about See Also: potter …   Wiktionary

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