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piddle around (or about)

Definition of piddle around or about in English:

Spend time in trifling activities: I piddled around the house all day
[ mid 16th century (as piddle): of unknown origin; compare with the rare synonym peddle]
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  • Even better, all her daughter's piddling around the house had freed mother's time up to spend it alone reading her magazines.
  • The diagrams and the whole business that I got the Nobel Prize for came from that piddling around with the wobbling plate.
  • Art gives me a lot of pleasure, both looking at it and piddling around myself.
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Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful