drift along

drift along

1. To move along in the air or on a surface (typically water) while being propelled only by wind or the current of the water, and without a definition direction. We just drifted along on an inflatable raft until we reached the other end of the river. That feather seemed like it drifted along as if by magic.
2. By extension, to live one's life without much effort or direction. I'm worried because you're just drifting along through high school with no interest in planning your future!
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drift along

to float along; to be carried along on no particular course. The boat just drifted along lazily with the current. The project drifted along until we received the leadership we needed.
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References in classic literature ?
I used to love to drift along the pale-yellow cornfields, looking for the damp spots one sometimes found at their edges, where the smartweed soon turned a rich copper colour and the narrow brown leaves hung curled like cocoons about the swollen joints of the stem.
And other howls, near and far, would drift along until the night was vocal with his kind.
He can go up against gravitation in a balloon, and why should he not hope that ultimately he may be able to stop or accelerate his drift along the Time-Dimension, or even turn about and travel the other way?
Leisure and pleasure drift along, Beggar and marquis join the throng, And care, humility, rank, and pride In the sight of the flowers are laid aside.
When it is all out, stretching directly across the stream, the men make their boat fast to one end of the net and drift along with it.
I think everyone was unsettled by Klopp's admission that he is not in control of the (Philippe) Coutinho situation but even more worried that Liverpool's transfer policy seems to drift along.
Tenders are invited for Drivage Of Stone Drift Along 7 Level For Approaching The West Side Property, Satgram Incline.
We want to get back to winning ways quickly, not just let the season drift along.
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There's something about his playing that just makes you want to drift along with the music.
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The dead creatures also started to drift along rivers into the Qionglai irrigation reservoir five years ago.
Marken Lichtenbelt and his colleagues from Mstricht University started studying the effects of mild cold about 10 years ago, mostly because it had received so little attention and found the evidence to suggest that a more variable indoor temperature- one that is allowed to drift along with temperatures outside- might be beneficial, although long-term effects still await further investigation.
The Tories just drift along, taking one slap in the face after another.
Compellingly, fascinatingly horrible" Heiress Jemima Khan, pictured "The Tories just drift along, taking one slap in the face after another.