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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

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 through than do anything to help change them. You got a D because you just bumbled through this paper without making any meaningful analysis of the text.
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1. Someone who muddles their way through something in an inept, haphazard manner; a blundering, incompetent fool. With a stumble-bumble like him running the company, it's hard to believe we haven't gone bankrupt yet. She may have been an amazing businesswoman, but she is has been absolute stumble-bumble as our governor.
2. dated slang Any powerful, addictive narcotic, especially a barbiturate. Typically used in plural constructions. The officer could tell the two suspects were high off their gourds on stumble-bumbles.

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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Bumble even presented a mock pitch report from the museum, joking that the groundsmen had "overdone it slightly" as the ground was "full of ash".
Susan Carpenter, Wisconsin Native Plant Gardener from the UW Arboretum, will train volunteers on bumble bee biology, life cycle, habitat, and teach them how to find, identify, and take photos of these important native pollinators.
Michigan State University led the study, which compared current distributions of bumble bee species across the state to the information gleaned from museum specimens collected as far back as the 1880s.
Bumble was founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014 after her own experience with toxic masculinity.
Last week, Bumble made its way in the Philippines to encourage us Filipinas to step up our game and make the first move through a press launch held in Whitespace Manila which turned to DelicateHoneyYellowwithPastelOrnamentsSpace Manila.
Bumble was also sadly put to sleep on November 28 after becoming ill a few days previously.
The name change comes just one day after Chopra and Nick Jonas, who tied the knot last week, made their first appearance as a married couple at the launch party of Bumble, a dating application, in New Delhi.
Bumble Bee Foods last year pleaded guilty to the same charge and paid a $25 million fine, $111 million lower than prosecutors said it should have been.
Bumble and his pals, Floyd and Frankie, could live indoors or outdoors as long as they have plenty of space and things to keep them entertained.
Bumble has issued an advertisement responding to a patent lawsuit by Match Group which alleged the company violated two patents and stole trade secrets, Recode reports, citing the ad.
Summary: New York [U.S.A], Mar 17 (ANI): Match Group, parent company of popular online dating app Tinder, is suing rival Bumble, alleging patent infringement and misuse of intellectual property.
Bumble, the dating app where only women are allowed to initiate contact in heterosexual matches, announced Monday it would systematically delete photos on users' profiles that feature guns, with the exception of military or law enforcement members in uniform.
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