26 Dec 2017

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What does What does it mean "to potter off"? Does it have some nuance different from "to go"? mean?

This expression is from 007 Spectre. Here's the transcript.
"Start anywhere you like.Take your time, 007, but in five minutes the head of the Joint Security Service is going to walk through that door,
and I've got to explain to him how one of our agents decided to
potter off to Mexico, all on his own, and cause an international incident."
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