plod on

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.
See also: on, plod
References in classic literature ?
Nothing remained but to help her into the coach, and plod on, through the journey of the day and the journey of life, as comfortably as we could.
Deputy Zoo Curator, Matt Lewis, said: "We saw press stories about a rabbit weighing 15 pounds and decided to pop Mr Plod on the scales to see what he weighs.