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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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2 Fifty Shades Darker (18) Manages to be just as bad as its awful predecessor as it plods along with little sexual intensity.
Our friendship plods along and, if either of us is in need, we are only a phone call away.
Written in a light tone with many witty observances by Jimm, the novel sadly plods along and results in a slow read.
The first part plods along with Velvet and her family attempting to stockpile supplies to make themselves self-sufficient, a plot line that may remind readers of Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It series.
Although the idea is intriguing, you do get a heavy feeling of Men In Black and Ghostbusters mixed together but sadly all this doesn't pull together to produce a movie that is as funny as those movies and it plods along with a slightly random script.
The body he had known for ninety-one years, through The Second World War, and a childhood in the woods Of Wisconsin, and many years as essentially counselor At large to a remarkable number of long boys and girls, A task he loved more than anyone ever, it seems to me; And even now, this morning, as his funeral plods along Far away, and people tell stories of his cheerful service, And people write checks to add to his scholarship fund, I think of the stories he told that will not be told his way Again, with his old boxer's grin, his battered eager ears; Like the moment he was way up on a mountain in Utah And was alone in a vast snowfield and realized he must At least try to be a priest; I couldn't run away anymore, As he said to me, smiling.
Evil Dead plods along until the tremendously bloody climax when it finally decides to have some fun.
The Invention of Lying (ITV1, tonight, 10pm) Set in a world where everyone tells the truth, Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) plods along with his life, suffering the malice-free barbs of acquaintances, and dishing out a few of his own.
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As she plods along in her less-than-perfect world, she discovers that having a naughty knicker night with her mates, reveals more than "thongs, pongs and a mother that accidentally get's chonged".
BAD POINTS: The plot plods along rather lamely and often leads to dead ends.
But why do I want to follow her as she plods along the well-worn tourist trail?
The idea is pretty solid: set in a world where everyone tells the truth, Mark Bellison plods along with his life, suffering the often malice-free barbs of acquaintances, and of course dishing out a few of his own.
John's Jesus, "walking a foot above the ground," as Ernst Kasemann described him, plods along in synoptic shoes.