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plough on

To move, progress, or develop at a slow but constant and deliberate pace, especially that which is menial, time consuming, or tedious. Primarily heard in UK. John: "Hey Steve, what's new?" Steve: "Nothing much, just been ploughing on with research for my thesis. A: "I've still got a ways to go before I'll be finished clearing out debris from the property." B: "Well, just keep ploughing on until you're done!
See also: plough

plough a lone/lonely furrow

  (mainly British literary)
to do something alone and without help from other people He'd always been happier working in isolation, ploughing a lone furrow.
See also: lone, plough
References in classic literature ?
Moreover, under all the stains of his plunging through ploughed fields or bursting through dusty hedges, the man was comparatively clean.
I mean the man with comically ill-fitting clothes you saw running across the ploughed field.
What dangerous walking it is,' said he, 'in this ploughed field
In addition to the sails they had gotten out long sweeps, and the bay was being ploughed in every direction by the fleeing junks.
By day their smoking funnels dimmed the sea-rim, and by night their flashing searchlights ploughed the dark and harrowed it for the tiniest escaping junk.
When he fretted, she was patient; when he growled, she ploughed bravely through the hard pages not dry to her in one sense, for quiet tears dropped on them now and then; and when Mac fell into a despairing mood, she comforted him with every hopeful word she dared to offer.
To-day I have those three fields sown with Canada peas, and in the spring they shall be ploughed under for green manure.
Murphy ploughed back and forth in their midst, like a soft mountain down which plunged an audible cataract of tears.
It was only just light as he looked lazily out of the wide windows, and saw the tops of the great elms, and the rooks circling about and cawing remonstrances to the lazy ones of their commonwealth before starting in a body for the neighbouring ploughed fields.
They are gallant hares, and the scent lies thick right across another meadow and into a ploughed field, where the pace begins to tell; then over a good wattle with a ditch on the other side, and down a large pasture studded with old thorns, which slopes down to the first brook.
They felt the jerk as their brakes were hastily applied, the swaying of the little train, and then the crunching of earth beneath them, the roar of escaping steam as their engine ploughed its way on into the road bed.
Levin got on his horse and rode towards the field where was last year's clover, and the one which was ploughed ready for the spring corn.
Look where he would, some heap of ruins afforded him rich promise of a working off; the whole town appeared to have been ploughed and sown, and nurtured by most genial weather; and a goodly harvest was at hand.
After that, if beaches are still being ploughed, we will step up monitoring and prosecute," said Ms Wynne.
A former triple world reversible ploughing champion, John had not ploughed in the conventional class for 12 years, which made his win at Brougham all the more remarkable.