bump along

bump along

 
1. and bump along something Lit. to travel along a rough road. We bumped along on the dirt road to the lake. We bumped along the road, hanging onto our hats.
2. Fig. [for some plan or situation] to move along awkwardly and unevenly. The whole project bumped along to an uncertain conclusion. The plan bumped along for a while and then we all gave it up.
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The results of that are people who spiral back into full-blown heroin abuse or bump along in life with no help or incentive to lead a productive, drug-free existence.
Perhaps they do not travel on crowded Metro trains and buses, or bump along on the much hated local "Pacer" trains, or even try cycling on the poorly maintained and often muddy national cycle routes passing through our region.
It said: "The recovery continues to bump along with little momentum gathered on a quarterly basis and there has been negligible overall improvement since 2009.
Clearly things will continue to bump along the floor unless the UK Government does inject a significant amount of money into the economy.
com/VanessaLachey) tweeted a photo of the latest fashion craze known as the baby bump along with the caption, "My Happiness.
UK growth will at best bump along at these low levels for years," said Chris Scicluna, deputy head of economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets Europe in London.
This approach has left the economy to bump along in danger of falling back into recession.
Still, Shipside warned that a robust recovery is far from imminent: "With only seven [major] lenders remaining in the lending game, including three government-backed institutions that are prioritizing their balance sheets over new lending, we are set to bump along the bottom for some time yet.
I believe it will bump along for a while before gradually improving," he will tell an audience of about 250 property professionals.
I look at this as a speed bump along the way," said Wilder, who expects a better 2005-06 fiscal year outlook.
But during the first period, he glared at the Kings' 5-10 center Brad Chartrand for a bump along the boards.
Manufacturing continues to bump along the bottom, according to small firms champion Russell Luckock.
Some bump along, some fall by the wayside, some try their best but just aren't good enough.
Now, of course, we are back to winter with a bump along with heavy snow, ice and blizzard conditions.