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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This foul, wretched regime seems content to bumble along the cheapest path available, and if relegation is the result, and your employer drops a bundle, I for one will be delighted.
United have tied a number of key players down to new deals recently but De Gea's negotiations continue to bumble along, despite the goalkeeper's apparent desire to remain at a club he joined from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
"It's unsustainable for the Government and regulators to bumble along issuing feeble warnings to potential investors, yet refrain from acting," Morgan added. 
Committee chairwoman Nicky Morgan said: "It's unsustainable for the Government and regulators to bumble along issuing feeble warnings to potential investors, yet refrain from acting."
Their knowledge of the intricacies of economics is virtually nil, so they just bumble along, hoping for something to turn up.
More grist to mill for the conspiracy theorists as Saints are once again depicted as some sort of sexy and slinky red and white clad Katy Perry, while the Giants bumble along like some claret and gold Nora Batty replete with wrinkled stockings.
"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?'" Marion McMullen
Mayor Ray Mallon has said he is not prepared to see the demolition project "bumble along".
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?
They were killed by the idiocy of their neighbors, who continued to bumble along oblivious." Both charming and complex, with an intricate puzzle to be solved, the novel is recommended.
IF you're after a dining room with a view, bumble along to The Honey Bee in Doverdale, near Droitwich.
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.