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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.
See also: on, plod

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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I have thought it needs many things but, stuck at Peterborough again because someone's stolen a toilet or something, I would often take plodding, or at the very least, moving, over anything else.
We live on the back of William Edwards' playing fields and all I can think is that she has been plodding around there for this whole time," she added.
Casey wasn't the only one impressed by Donald's accomplished plodding with current Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie monitoring his progress.
What's left is a plodding revenge story, memorable only for the way it strips the last vestiges of interest from what was once a fascinating character.
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The plot, rather like the undead, is plodding, andthe handful of shocks is well sign-posted
Conner's silent film, accompanied by Patrick Gleeson's sound track, follows the plodding progress of filmmaking (moving equipment; tete-a-tetes between the director and crew) and features occasional appearances by star Paul Newman, greased up for his role as a convict on a Southern chain gang.
The American teaching model is as "outdated, outmoded and outlandish as an ox cart plodding down I-95," Smith argues.
He tries his best but there's only so much you can do with clumsy dialogue and plodding repetition.
Tom Hanks is particularly nice as the plodding FBI agent who proves to be the best friend and surrogate dad a boy could want.
So the tone of the essays is often too general to be either interesting or informative, and not helped, in some cases, by rather a plodding translation into English.
While the characters move around a lot, pacing seems strangely plodding.
To some people, Appleton seemed certain to spend its final years just plodding along, churning out niche products like carbonless and thermal paper in an increasingly paperless society.
permeates the last three works: the nostalgic Ehemals ("Old Times"), the dark and plodding Ungarisch ("Hungarian," supposedly an autobiographical sketch) and Polnisch (a mazurka in B-flat minor that erupts into a full-fledged tone poem).