plod through

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.
See also: plod
References in classic literature ?
Oh, yes, that's all he is good for: he can plod through the service well enough; but he has not a single idea beyond it.
I TOO can remember the long plod through the snow to school.
Neither could the disciplinary approaches, from straightforward historical surveys, like Elizabeth Cromley's over-structured plod through 150 years of American domestic architecture, to Stephen Walker's hyper-intellectual analysis of Bataille's concept of alteration, written in the autistic style favoured by a certain school of architectural theory.
You practically need toothpicks to keep your eyelids propped open just to plod through the next 80 pages of required Shakespeare.