Meaning – The term noodle, refers to the act of thinking about an issue or a task. In an organization, when the employee is assigned a task by the manager, the first thing he/she does is noodles over the task in order to get a clear idea about how it is to be approached and taken ahead.
Even when the manager has to assign a new project to an employee, he noodles over the options he has in order to pick the right candidate for the job.
The word itself may sound funny to hear, but it actually corresponds to a very meticulous and serious endeavor.
Example of usage – “When he was assigned a major project, he decided to noodle over the brief and set up a flow of work that he would follow in order to complete the task on time.”