muddle along


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muddle along

to progress in confusion; to continue awkwardly. I will just have to muddle along as best I can until things get straightened out. The project muddled along until the new manager got hold of it.
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Gray Davis announced a $159 million job creation plan on Friday, the same day that the monthly unemployment report showed that the state's economy continues to muddle along.
With the economy bounding along at 8%, Hu might be tempted to muddle along until China reaches the target set by outgoing general secretary Jiang Zemin of quadrupling GDP by 2020.
Demand for industrial inputs should muddle along through the first half of 2003, with year-on-year growth falling into the range of 2 to 3.
Societies are defined by their moral codes; those who can't agree on what they deem gravely wrong but still muddle along in mutual "toleration" belong not to a "pluralistic" society but merely a confused one; in societies truly pluralistic, all people, for different reasons in theory, yet accept the same moral standards in practice.
Have students debate the suggestion that the way to solve the conflict over Jerusalem is to muddle along as is.
Europe would muddle along, groping toward monetary union without much economic boost to jostle it further.
I got to the stage h I ith it where I was either going to muddle along, or jack it in.
Where changes have to be initiated by politicians there is a strong incentive to muddle along as long as possible.
If a company really does want to be successful - not merely to survive or muddle along - it will require the best brains and the highest and most appropriate qualifications available.
I've got a bit by, so I should be able to muddle along, but what about all the boys who were living month to month?
The market will continue to muddle along until everyone is convinced that this commercial real estate recovery is for real.
Personally, I'm happy to muddle along with not enough information, rather than risk the alternative.
You just muddle along and if an opportunity comes up, it would be silly not to take it.
While some of us live with total disregard for it and others dread it, most of us just muddle along from day to day, hoping that the final judgment will go easy on us.
You muddle along for many years writing educational text books because you are a teacher and don't have time to do anything else but then you take retirement, write a bit of travel and land a three book contract to write crime thrillers which is marvellous.