Pottering Around (phrasal verb) 🚶🏻‍♂️🏚 #rachelsenglish #phrasesandidioms #americanenglish

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2024-02-28 ・ Rachel's English


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Pottering Around (phrasal verb) 🚶🏻‍♂️🏚 #rachelsenglish #phrasesandidioms #americanenglish

13,204 views ・ 2024-02-28

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I was reading an article recently when  I came across the phrase ‘pottering around,’
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and I was like, whoa, I'm 44  years old, and I have never heard this  
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phrase before. I've heard ‘hovering around’.  So I thought, is this a typo? No, it's not.
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‘Pottering around’ means the exact same thing  as ‘puttering around’. They both mean moving  
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around without hurrying, in a relaxed and  pleasant way, doing things here and there.
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I had a nice day pottering around the house.
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The article I was reading was about beekeeping,  
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and what it used to be. “Men in veils pottering  
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around a few hives under the trees.” 
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Puttering around.
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Pottering around.
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