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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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It's left to Runcorn Bridge-obsessed Kerrie (Nicola Bentley) and troubled 13-year-old Cameron (a delightfully gauche turn from Leon Tague) to muddle along alone as their world disintegrates piece by piece.
For us all to ultimately muddle along together we have to take it in turns to be a bit of an outsider from time to time, whether that's as a non-Scouser or by staying in a caravan made of wood.
For the immediate future, the best-case scenario is that US-Pakistan relations will simply continue to muddle along.
We can muddle along the way we are for a good while yet, relishing our specialness and moaning about rubbish prize-money and Racing For Change, or we can accept that we need to attract some new people and some new money and do something about it.
Although the Building Congress predicts that residential and office construction spending will muddle along at roughly the same level in upcoming years, it foresees a market resurgence driven by government spending.
This crisis is an opportunity to force action when all too many governments and multi-national bodes have been willing to muddle along for years without doing much," said one comment from the floor.
That explains why the economy continues to muddle along.
They muddle along, just barely surviving their personal hells.
The lack of help with this crucial transition explains why so many managers muddle along, making an utter hash of staff development.
It certainly wasn't a speech that says, 'Let's just muddle along.
On the other hand, he says, there is every reason to believe that the current system can muddle along for another couple decades.
Most of us muddle along the best we can and as long as you don't face a horrendous situation that sends your kids off the rails, most people do a fairly decent job.
Survivors: They survived and continued to muddle along.
It may be wishful thinking, but perhaps one possibility is that Winn-Dixie will just continue to muddle along.