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bump along

1. Literally, to bounce or be jostled while traveling on an uneven surface. My car bumped along the stretch of road where the construction crew was working.
2. By extension, to proceed in a chaotic or nonlinear manner, as of a task or situation. The project just bumped along for months until we finally got the funding we needed.
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bump along

 
1. and bump along something Lit. to travel along a rough road. We bumped along on the dirt road to the lake. We bumped along the road, hanging onto our hats.
2. Fig. [for some plan or situation] to move along awkwardly and unevenly. The whole project bumped along to an uncertain conclusion. The plan bumped along for a while and then we all gave it up.
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There have been calls for the erection of speed bumps along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway, especially along the Salgaa stretch.
We hit some hiccups and bumps along the way, mainly because we were going too fast.
There have been a few bumps along the way but we are here now and I am delighted to get it over the line.
Analysts at the bank said that there is a 60-70 percent chance that a bubble could form in the medium term, 'albeit with the inevitable road bumps along the way.
Duncan Kerr, investment director of the Early Advantage fund at Midven, said: "As start-ups and early-stage companies develop and grow, they face inevitable bumps along the way and businesses have constant cash requirements to overcome them.
The CSX expansion hasn't been without some bumps along the way, but the impact on the city has been more than offset by the combination of expanded economic development and mitigation funds.
Right through the side there's a lot of fellas coming through learning their trade and we've taken a lot of knocks along the way and there could be another few bumps along the way before we actually win out in something, but you hope to shorten that as much as possible.
He said the numerous bumps along the street might damage the cars that have only just been repaired at the workshops.
A group of men used shovels to destroy speed bumps along one street to allow ambulances to drive faster.
But instead, the month indicated that the ride to recovery won't be without some bumps along the way.
Another neighbour who didn''t want to be named said: "They should put speed bumps along that road.
Like the economy as a whole, the restaurant industry's road to recovery will be one with occasional bumps along the way.
Had the worst of the draw then and took a few bumps along the way, otherwise might have given the winner more to think about.
the clatter bumps along the hem of our street an enormous sewing