puff away (at something)

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puff away (at something)

To continuously take brief inhalations of, from, or out of something, such as a cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc. He hunched over the typewriter, puffing away at the cigarette while he tried to come up with an idea. My grandfather always used to sit on the sofa with his pip after dinner, puffing away like a little human chimney.
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puff

in. to get drunk. Those guys go out and puff every Friday night.
References in classic literature ?
Thus threatened, the unhappy scarecrow had nothing for it but to puff away for dear life.
Instead of lighting up, you just switch them on and puff away.
Consequently, those who smoke puff away until a bus puts in an appearance.
I SYMPATHISE with the "persecuted" who are required by law to puff away their leisure time out on the pavement in "the cruel elements of winter" (Edward Reynolds, Letters, Dec 7).
Employers are essentially paying people to puff away.
London, Sep 28 (ANI): People who smoke puff away more than a year of their working lives on breaks, says a new UK study.
You can sit at home with your fags and puff away to your heart's content, but what kind of a life is that?
Their lung function will deteriorate early if you puff away in their company.
Guests were allowed to puff away at a ViP area in London's Berkeley hotel on Thursday.
It is understood a number of areas will now be put in place for smokers to congregate and puff away freely.
British smokers, by comparison, merrily puff away despite paying the equivalent of [yen] 850.
Osteomyelitis patients who quit smoking before undergoing surgery can expect to recover much faster than if they continued to puff away, Cierny says.
They correctly note that white male executives can puff away in their private offices but the black clerical staff, being in the open areas covered by the smoking ban, must put out their cigarettes.
You might think there is a clear cut argument in favour of her being allowed to puff away in her own room.