bumble along

bumble along

To go about bunglingly, awkwardly, mindlessly, etc., during some task or in general. There are so many problems in the world, but people would rather bumble along than do anything to help change them. That new kid just bumbles along in the warehouse, not paying attention to any of our safety requirements.
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So, instead of fixing them for good, we bumble along, with a low-level buzz of irritation in our lives.
So instead of fixing them for good we bumble along, with a low-level buzz of irritation in our lives.
They actually collect in a huddle and chat or they don't know where to go so they turn and twist and bumble along at super-slow speed causing a logjam.
Literature, painting, music--the most basic lesson that all art teaches us is to stop, look, and listen to life on this planet, including our own lives, as a vastly richer, deeper, more mysterious business than most of the time it ever occurs to us to suspect as we bumble along from day to day on automatic pilot.
He said: "Westminster and the union continues to bumble along as it has for 1,000 years.
THE Coalition risks pushing more people into poverty as it continues to bumble along with silly tweaks to the state pension.
Why can't we bumble along under the radar doing our own thing?
This can mark you out from just being happy to bumble along and someone might resent it.
Basically, he was of the opinion that the world would be a far more interesting and hospitable place if everyonegenius and idiot alikewas allowed to bumble along as he pleased.
We have not had a manager for 30 years and we just bumble along.
The police bumble along, but so do Lisbeth and Mikael, only less so.
Making a little engine work hard may not match the benefits of having a larger engine that could bumble along in a more relaxed fashion.
12 West Ham The most over-reported club in the world will bumble along winning a few, losing a few and, er, drawing a few, with the media covering their every move microscopically and labouring under the misapprehension that the rest of us care.
They were killed by the idiocy of their neighbors, who continued to bumble along oblivious.
YOU must have a motive Virgo, it's really no good looking at the situation and thinking you will just bumble along with it until something else comes your way.