slug away (at something)

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slug away (at something)

To continue trying or working diligently (at something); to plug away (at something). I'm really not very good at math, but I've got to keep slugging away if I want to get into an engineering program. John's been slugging away at the new project, but I don't think he's enjoying it very much.
See also: away, slug
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Cup rugby in difficult conditions rarely produces flowing attacking rugby and two fairly evenly matched packs slugged away at each other throughout the game - but Keys were superior in controlling possession and pinned their opponents in their own territory for long periods.
Two of the sides expected to challenge the traditionally dominant teams for the title this season slugged away at each other for 90 minutes of a breathless game but had to settle for a point each.
No-one batted an eyelid whether he was at the Majors or not for two long decades as he slugged away on tour.
While Woods suggested afterwards he was not content with his performance, most observers felt differently as both men slugged away and the pace did not slacken before the final bell.
The father said: "He didn't even drink with his mates, just slugged away at home on his own, acting as if he could handle the situation.
Potvin and Hurme slugged away in full equipment for several minutes until they were too tired to continued.
But Cambridgeshire skipper Ajaz Akhtar slugged away to finish with five for 57, and veteran slow left-armer Tim Smith bowled 33.
He was the reason 1000 fans followed him along, watching as he slugged away with what ever strength a 72-year-old has left.