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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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The songs are fast, but chug along with slide guitar work that owes more to American blues than "Waltzing Matilda." Although Shovel gets my vote for best of the lot, they're all killer.
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The big 75 bp easing last January and the 325 bps in rate cuts over the year haven't saved Bear Stearns, Lehman, etc., while the economy continued to chug along. The Fed's policy statements since June when the Fed left rates at 2%, and subsequent Fed speak, have suggested policymakers as well are hesitant to knock rate down any further.
They also offer complete privacy and you don't need to have any experience or even a boat licence to chug along the canal.
Nora's forging of an important signature must remain secret for the marriage to chug along sweetly but then along comes bitter bank employee Krogstad with a threat of blackmail.
All right, we will all probably continue to chug along in that pained but resilient British way we have by making home economies although I can't see millions of motorists dashing out to trade in their old vehicles for a new hybrid to beat Darling's road tax and the petrol price rises.
Howkins said: "As the financial markets continue to grow, sports betting will become a reducing proportion of the business, but it continues to chug along, churning out decent revenues and profits."
Oregon's economy continues to chug along in a slower gear, according to the University of Oregon Index of Economic Indicators for January.
JULY 8-9 CHUG along gently back in time on the Welsh Highland Railway in Porthmadog, North Wales.
Future microbial fuel cells might chug along for years, opening the way to a "drop-it-and-forget-it type of probe," he says.
The revival of "Sweet Charity" continues to chug along, even after a tumultuous tryout and preview period and an empty haul at the Tonys.
So whilst Chiltern Trains somehow manage to deliver a near Rolls-Royce service across our region, Central chug along like a clapped-out old banger.
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Mexico and Brazil chug along at almost 2% per annum, roughly equal to population growth.
The danger is a volatile stalemate in which we chug along at a moderate growth rate, but we don't sustain a capital-spending cycle to reverse the damage done four and five years ago.