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chug along

 
1. Lit. [for a train engine] to labor along slowly. (Steam locomotives made the sound "chug, chug.") The train chugged along to the top of the hill.
2. Fig. to move along at a steady pace. We chugged along for two hours but finally made it home.
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chug

in. & tv. [for one person] to drink something, usually beer, quickly and in large volumes. He chugged three in a row, and they came right back up again.
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Complete with steam and sound and red lamps glowing, it convincingly chugged off to Scotland with Puck tap dancing on fine roof.
The effects of last year's collective bargaining agreement were felt in the Angels clubhouse Wednesday morning, as players chugged water and put the vitamins on the shelf for a few days.
On Thursday, the offense chugged and the defense sagged, Kobe Bryant missed free throws and O'Neal missed rebounds, but a late stand got them a 104-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Gund Arena.
Horner, a 6-foot 2-inch, 210-pound catcher, chugged around second and went diving head-first into third to erase Stockton's lead.
After I chugged them down, I used the ice to cool my aches and pains.
Finley reached base on a fielder's-choice bunt in the third inning, chugged from first to third when left fielder Billy Ashley didn't make haste to field Tony Phillips' single down the line, and scored on a Jim Edmonds double.