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footle (verb) FOO-tul
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Potter, waste time.
This friend had little hope for Peter. Of course, he would just footle; he always had.
The Lee Shore. Amazon
He would sleep until noon, then read in bed, have a late lunch, then footle around the house before getting to his desk at about 4pm.
Tony Blair, showing his usual contempt for history, had gravely offended the Russian's pride by refusing to attend the ceremony, preferring to footle about in Downing Street with his reshuffle of junior nobodies, and sending his buffoon of a deputy to Moscow in his place.
Now we need to be clear-cut with the Americans on this - if we fiddle and footle about with this, we'll create far more offence with them than if we're clear-cut with them right now.
, 18 November 2005.
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