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chug along

1. To move forward slowly, as of a train (which stereotypically makes a chugging noise). The train is chugging along again, so we should be at the station soon.
2. To proceed steadily. Don't worry, the project is still chugging along, in spite of all the setbacks.
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chug along

 
1. Lit. [for a train engine] to labor along slowly. (Steam locomotives made the sound "chug, chug.") The train chugged along to the top of the hill.
2. Fig. to move along at a steady pace. We chugged along for two hours but finally made it home.
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chug

in. & tv. [for one person] to drink something, usually beer, quickly and in large volumes. He chugged three in a row, and they came right back up again.
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Eventually, a few years ago, Marano began developing a chug database in partnership with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Florida Public Archaeology Network.
The emergence of the pharmaceuticals industry is the major addition to the Indian export in air cargo market, says Concorde's Chug. He also notes growth in the textile and garment sectors over the past year.
We discussed these considerations at our next aircrew meeting and put together a decision-matrix to aid crews in responding to engine chugs. Ultimately, I was comforted to know most of the squadron aircrew would have done what we did.
In the first year, Chug milks were responsible for sales increases of 96 percent in chocolate pints and 77 percent in overall pinta.
Mexico and Brazil chug along at almost 2% per annum, roughly equal to population growth.
So, seekers of contemporary art shouldn't just settle for a visit to Bankside (oops, Tate Modern), but hop aboard the Tate's boat service and chug upstream for the full monty.
But the point is I don't live on Harris and if two thirds of those who do say 'thanks but no thanks' to MacBrayne's fine boats on the seventh day, then it's their democratic, even theocratic, right to ask them to chug on past.
A SIX-MILE section of canal between Wales and England could be upgraded to allow boating enthusiasts to chug non-stop to London -a feat not seen for more than 60 years.
Buses chug around the island, but it's best to hire a car.
The ships of the world that chug slowly across the isthmus are passing through one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world--Panama has more bird species than the United States and Canada combined.
Sunil Chug, 28, co-owner of Armaan's Bridal, said this morning he put on the television to see live shots of the unfolding story.
Danone advertisements feature athletic types running through forests, then pausing to chug its Bonafont or Evian brands.
For instance, Think Tank, 1993, is half Cat in the Hat, half a passionately staged Gomez Addams toy-train wreck: two choo-choos circumnavigate the brims of giant (nearly six-foot-tall), brightorange top hats that rest on the floor at slight angles so that the trains chug away on the inclines but plummet perilously on the slopes.
The car that thinks central locking means a trip along the Chesterfield Canal set out yesterday to chug from Retford to Worksop.
Indeed, the highlight of our 40-minute cruise was a slow chug around Old Burlesdon to see the reaife boatyard where the series was set - it's actually called Elephant Boatyard - and the waterside Jolly Sailor pub where the character wound down.