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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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Granted, she gained my attention for far longer than the previous chugger, but she was a polite and pleasant individual nonetheless who refrained from biting at my heels the moment I proceeded on my way.
Sick of seeing his business suffer, Anees Bubur, 40, wants chuggers out of the town.
Because the boat was always moving forward you had to work the chuggers fast and furiously, but the reward was worth it.
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BBC's Money Box programme says only 10p in the pound raised by chuggers actually reaches the charity.
"Charity muggers" or "chuggers" rake in a fortune after being taught to use cynical methods to tug on people's heart strings.
Aground-breaking by-law to ban 'chuggers' is set to be introduced in Birmingham after councillors agreed to back a recommendation banning it from city centre streets.
He added: "I think this is a fun way to fundraise for charity, rather than just confronting people with a chugger, which I think everyone is sick of."
I saw one young chugger on New Street a few months ago who was using a particularly cynical ice-breaker.
Claire Douglas: "I hope the crackdown works - between Central Station and the Centre for Life there's often at least one chugger, two beggars and some religious group to get past.
FIRST it was Newcastle's shopping streets; now it seems you can't travel on the Metro without being targeted by a chugger.
What sounds like a basic chugger from Young is the centrepiece of his new Fork In The Road album.
But research shows that it takes 180 approaches by a chugger to get one signature, one in ten of these approaches is in breach of the rules, but no chuggers get sacked for this.