bumble along

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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In my experience you can bumble along well enough in Birkenhead, our crusty old pie of a town, without knowing who was wife to King Zog I of Albania.
While effectively this standoff means the conflict will bumble along leaving a sluggish trail of blood what is worse is that the two big powers are again at loggerheads and the divide will only grow larger.
He said: "Westminster and the union continues to bumble along as it has for 1,000 years.
Why can't we bumble along under the radar doing our own thing?
Their knowledge of the intricacies of economics is virtually nil, so they just bumble along, hoping for something to turn up.
This can mark you out from just being happy to bumble along and someone might resent it.
We have not had a manager for 30 years and we just bumble along.
The police bumble along, but so do Lisbeth and Mikael, only less so.
Making a little engine work hard may not match the benefits of having a larger engine that could bumble along in a more relaxed fashion.
The thing about me is that I just bumble along, like, 'Oh look, I'm in a job, that's kind of weird, how did that happen?
They were killed by the idiocy of their neighbors, who continued to bumble along oblivious.
YOU must have a motive Virgo, it's really no good looking at the situation and thinking you will just bumble along with it until something else comes your way.
IF you're after a dining room with a view, bumble along to The Honey Bee in Doverdale, near Droitwich.
Until they do that, we can expect players like Bogdanovic to be allowed to bumble along making a decent living out of a sport he clearly can't play.
Some old cloth-cap-wearing crony of his from years gone by who used to bumble along in charge of, say, Port Vale, Bristol Rovers and Notts County to get the gig just because he decided to gamble a chunk of his final pay-off on getting the Uefa Pro Licence?