poke along

poke along

to move along slowly; to lag or tarry. Get moving. Stop poking along. I was just poking along, taking my time, not paying attention to what was going on around me.
See also: poke
References in classic literature ?
They then build a small hut, dig out a canoe from a cotton-wood tree, and in this poke along shore silently, in the evening, and set their traps.
On a macroeconomic level, the all-important housing market continues to poke along, with housing starts up one month, down the next and ultimately still way below historic norms.
That people puffing on cigarettes, using phones or visiting the city to ogle the sights wouldn't poke along just a little slower than the rest?
In the meantime, plan to poke along at about 11 knots, which means a trip of nearly two hours to cross 20 miles of channel.
Many vendors make claims about the speed of their offerings, but the Fort Knox Policy Router from Internet Devices shunts traffic through tunnels at T3 (45-Mbit/s) rates -- while most other products poke along at 10 Mbit/s or less," writes David Newman, senior technology editor for Data Communications, in the publication's January 1999 issue.
Easy trails poke along the flat, oak-and sycamore-dotted flood plain.