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Try to repair, work aimlessly or unskillfully with, as in
He tinkered with the engine all day but it still wouldn't start
. This idiom, first recorded in 1658, alludes to working as a tinker, that is, mending metal utensils.
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(...) the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe; he recreates it...