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chug along

1. To move forward slowly, as of a train (which stereotypically makes a chugging noise). The train is chugging along again, so we should be at the station soon.
2. To proceed steadily. Don't worry, the project is still chugging along, in spite of all the setbacks.
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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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Looking at the trends, we expect inflation to continue chugging along, but perhaps at a slower pace as the next couple of years proceed.
You may have stopped watching Arthur (about the shenanigans of an anthropomorphized aardvark and his friends,) on PBS ten or fifteen years ago, but the show is still chugging along, with new episodes.
I still would like that train ride just to listen to it chugging along.
When you see the cranes dotting the skyline of Boston, you know that the economy is chugging along and doing pretty well.
The app keeps chugging along and will likely have players keeping on playing.
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We are just chugging along waiting to see what happens.
Classic entertainment characters just keep chugging along.
Once upon a time it was Rosie and Jim chugging along on the old Ragdolland now inventor Tom and now inventor Tom Lawton has taken a leaf out of their book.
Meanwhile, entrepreneurs ages 45-54 kept chugging along, creating a fraction of a percent more businesses than they did the previous year, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity.
The National Public Radio show out of Boston featuring Tom and Ray Magliozzi has been chugging along for almost 25 years.
Texas sales tax receipts keep chugging along (The Dallas Morning News): "Texas sales tax revenue keeps chugging along.
New Delhi, May 4 -- The German Luxury car major Audi which is chugging along nicely in the Indian luxury car market has reportedly stated that it will scale up capacity at its Aurangabad facility by 50 per cent to 9,000 units shortly.
61 a minute, so the saving from all seven closures will keep the council chugging along for 3 hours, 2 mins, 13 seconds, or 26 mins, 2 seconds each.
Current league positions Celtic 3rd, Rennes 6th Celtic Rennes (h) 0-0 Hibernian (a) 0-1 Toulouse (a) 4-1* Hibernian (a) 0-0* Le Mans (h) 2-1 Aberdeen (a) 1-0 Auxerre (a) 1-1* Rennes (h) 1-1* Celtic (a) 3-3 Kilmarnock (h) 2-0 Lorient (a) 0-2 Hearts (a) 0-2 Lille *Cup match Celtic look set to struggle again STRUGGLING Celtic's hopes of getting out of Group I could be dealt a big blow when they host Rennes, who are chugging along nicely in Ligue 1.