putter around

phrasal verb
puttered around; puttering around; putters around

Definition of putter around

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: to spend time in a relaxed way doing small jobs and other things that are not very important I didn't do much last weekend. I just puttered around. He spent his vacation puttering around the house/garden.

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“Putter around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/putter%20around. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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