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plod on

To move, progress, or develop at a slow but constant and deliberate pace. John: "Hey Steve, what's new?" Steve: "Nothing much, just been plodding on with my thesis for the last few weeks." My 95-year-old grandfather still makes a point of plodding on to the local shop each morning to catch up with neighbors and friends. I could feel my eyelids getting heavy as the lecture plodded on.
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plod along

To move, progress, or develop at a slow but constant and deliberate pace. I've been plodding along with my thesis for the last few weeks and making some decent progress. My 95-year-old grandfather still makes a point of plodding along to the local shop each morning to catch up with neighbors and friends. As the lecture plodded along, I could feel my eyelids getting heavy.
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plod along

to move along slowly but deliberately. I'm just plodding along, but I am getting the job done. The old man plodded along, hardly able to stand. The movie plodded along putting most of the audience to sleep.
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plod away at something

to keep trying to do something. He continues to plod away at writing his novel. It's been three years now. How long have you been plodding away at that book?
See also: away, plod

plod through something

to work one's way through something laboriously. I just plodded through my work today. I had no energy at all. This is certainly a lot of papers to have to plod through.
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Webb's job is complicated by the lack of motive and clues, but he plods his way through several plot twists to a satisfying conclusion.
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The structure of the play is wildly and admirably ambitious, but as the chronology plods on, the second act bogs down in plot manipulations.
While the evolution of school technology transforms the way kids learn and teachers teach, the bubble sheet--that avatar of the standardized test, that bane of sloppy handwriters everywhere--still plods along, a stubbornly tough throwback to the eons BC (before computers).
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The movie plods from one story to another but is redeemed somewhat by its attention to little details (a widower's answering machine greeting that hasn't been changed since his wife died) and Seidelman's steadfast ability with her seasoned cast.
As the cold-fusion drama becomes fodder for social scientists, research into conventional hot fusion plods toward its long-stated goal of harnessing sun-like fusion reactions to meet future electricity demands.
There are a number of subplots and a corny performance by Stephen Fry as a plodding plod investigating a possible murder.
Or has he come from the future to teach the plods from the past not to drop ketchup over the forensic evidence and to point out the error of their fashion ways?
Or has he come jt from the future to teach the plods from the past not to drop ketchup over the forensic evidence and to point out the error of their fashion ways?