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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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The Roy Hibbert Challenge proceeds as follows: challengers are tasked with chugging an entire 20-ounce bottle of Gatorade within the length of a single Vine, which amounts to six seconds.
Personal watercraft, both the stand-up and sit-down styles, disrupt breeding colonies even more than boats chugging by, says Joanna Burger of Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.
I believe Child's Play is the greatest theater company you've never heard of and right now, we're chugging up a big hill.
The good news is other industries of the state are chugging right along.
Who: SCI FI Channel & Hot 97 FM What: It's a Bloody Mary chugging contest in Times Square tonight in honor of the launch of SCI FI's newest reality series Mad Mad House.
It begins with Gregorian chant-like background vocals; adds an ominous, vaguely classical, chugging brass melody; slips in a playful string arpeggio; delivers deadpan lyrics like "Why am I always on a plane or a fast train / Oh what a world my parents gave me"; and then--amid a quote from Ravel's Bolero--climaxes with the newfound optimism coursing through the album by saying, "Wouldn't it be a lovely headline?
For some time now, microelectronics engineers have been chugging along, struggling to build a pinhead-sized engine capable of doing some real work on the tiniest scale.
Since bottoming out in mid-November, MSFT shares have been chugging higher, hurdling past their 10-day and 20-day moving averages, which recently completed a bullish crossover.
Once Anton spends an extended Thanksgiving weekend in Morocco's apartment, you can probably guess down which track this train is chugging.
The duo's copywriter describes them as "pop meets Prodigy," a reasonable approximation of their mix of chugging guitars, block-rocking beats, and wispy voices that suggest Shirley Manson on helium and a violent sugar buzz.
In the RASTI (rapid speech transmission index) method, a portable transmitter located where a speaker would stand sends out a special test signal that sounds a little like a chugging train.
Each of the five commercials features trains - ranging from a human train to merchandise chugging along the train tracks to a man creatively delivering a holiday gift to his wife using a toy train set.
With tons of rushing water, expert stunt work and superb integration of digital awesomeness, Petersen keeps the ride that is ``Poseidon'' chugging right along.
The major market indexes are chugging higher this afternoon following some positive economic news.
The rebound, reported by the Commerce Department on Thursday, provided further evidence that the economy snapped out of an end-of-year funk and was chugging along at a decent clip in the recently ended January-through-March quarter.