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bumble along

To go about bunglingly, awkwardly, mindlessly, etc., during some task or in general. There are so many problems in the world, but people would rather bumble along than do anything to help change them. That new kid just bumbles along in the warehouse, not paying attention to any of our safety requirements.
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bumble through something

to get through something clumsily. I guess I will have to bumble through this speech again. Lily bumbled through her song and fled from the stage.
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1. and stum [st?m] and stumble-bumbles (ˈstəmblæˈbəmblæz) n. barbiturates; sedatives; tranquilizers; alcohol. (Drugs.) Kelly was shocked to find a handful of stumble-bumbles in his brother’s jeans.
2. n. the inability to stand up and walk straight. I guess I have the stumbles today. Not enough sleep, I guess.
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I wanted a dog that was fun and bouncy and they paired me up with Bumble - who is just like that.
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Bumble played for Lancashire and England and coached both teams.
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Bumble, a Leonburger bitch, popped in to introduce herself to staff and customers at the Sainsbury's Market Street store.
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The colourful, bright illustrations which show Bumble, the Queen Bee and the other bees all zooming around either trying to help Bumble or laughing at him are lively and effective.
We are running a special competition to celebrate the visit of Fifi Forget-Me- Not, and her best friend Bumble the bee, from the hit pre-school TV show Fifi and the Flowertots, to the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Dudley on Thursday October 26.