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peg away (at something)

To continue trying or working diligently (at something). I'm really not very good at math, but I've got to keep pegging away if I want to get into an engineering program. A: "Where's John?" B: "Oh, he's out in the garden pegging away."
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peg away

(at something) Go to plug away (at something).
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Ireland were allowed to peg away chances like snuff at a wake.
One peg away, 184, was occupied by Dave Walker, who caught a bream of exactly 4lb.
A bowler does not have to try to bowl magic balls --he must peg away in the same area, knowing that the pitch will sprinkle the dustof magic over enough balls to ensure the fall of wickets at regular intervals.
Shadrach and Elvis driving Peg away from Emmerdale in a coffin in the back of their car.
2 The number of times Dundee have struck with their left peg away from home this season.
Fix said: "Mick drew one peg away from where we had practised - and he didn't have a fish on that day.