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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 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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To enter the 2008 LifeStyle Porthkerry Plod, please telephone Andrew, from Penarth and Dinas Runners, on 07879 060 270 or e-mail porthkerryplod@hotmail.
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However, before he is thrown out, Plod has a chance to redeem himself.
Plod past the hyperbole to the details and the economic oomph tends to diminish, especially in markets like Southern California.
Sylvia,'' on the other hand, is one straight, dreary plod toward annihilation.
Mr Plod (now Officer Plod) will no longer use his famous phrase: "Stop.
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Sounds good, but it's heavy-handed and even at 88 minutes plods along.
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.
In contrast, Michael seems emotionally distant, content to steer clear of life's many peaks and valleys as he plods through his daily routine.
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).