flounder around

flounder around

to struggle or wallow around. The whole company is just floundering around and getting nowhere. The horse floundered around, trying to get across the soggy pasture.
See also: around, flounder
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Look for flounder around sandy, sloping areas with good moving water, like passes.
Summary: The deepest end of a pool is no place to flounder around.
CORRINNE Wicks - who plays Ella - is another one of those rather unconvincing, posh actresses who keep turning up in Emmerdale only to flounder around looking for something to do.
After all there's no point going to all the trouble of fitting a vast wardrobe just to flounder around in the gloom.
Motherhood is God's idea, and he does not leave us to flounder around in the dark as we try to fulfill his purposes for mothers," writes Bush.
But all that changed now you are no longer here, I flounder around, my identity no longer clear, No longer a wife but a widow woman I fear - Now in confusion, each day I face
I tried another class in which the instructor made us flounder around in a glass-walled room while battling giant inflatable balls: the moves we were instructed to do were so awkward and uncomfortable that I became suspicious that the instructor was selling tickets to onlookers.
And so, in modern dress, the cast flounder around looking for some harbour, some point of anchor, a haven in which this distinctly 1930s comedy can put down roots and create laughter.
You don't, have to flounder around to get the facts of flatfish: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has (tone it all for you in its latest Globefish Research study, The World Market for Flatfish.
THE DEAL: Flounder around in the muddy waters of the River Urr estuary with 300 other nutters and hopefully stand on a flat fish.
But we've watched Novell flounder around for most of the past ten years, and we suspect Dr.
This is a good area for finding flounder around the runouts on falling tides.
Lips that flounder around in that first-thing swig of tea or coffee are not usually gorgeous.
Light is very important too - there's no point going to all the trouble of fitting a vast wardrobe then have to flounder around in the gloom.