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Peter Isotalo 08:32, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

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rfv-sense. to move along slowly. not in MW online. never heard it. UK? DCDuring TALK 12:27, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Plausible. "Putting along" and "putting around" bring up significant numbers of hits, although there is a fair scattering of golf meanings in it.--Dmol 12:57, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Not that common, but yes. Like a very old car. Putt-putt-putt. Putting along. UK tag probably. -- Algrif 14:46, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Of course. I just didn't see it at the time. I should have taken this to the tea room or put in an rfex. I wonder if it is "influenced by" (confused with) "puttering around". DCDuring TALK 14:51, 2 June 2008 (UTC)