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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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Caption: AN EXHIBIT at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum showcases artifacts found on chugs, from kids' shoes and canned food to a Madonna figure, a doll and a hat.
Kelly Clark, the park's cultural resources specialist, picked up a roughhewn wooden oar that was resting inside the boat, known as a chug. She noticed a bit of Sharpie scribble on the handle indicating the date it was found, July 4, 2007.
A Cuban chug landed at the campground, which made for "some exciting camping stories" for park patrons.
Every chug is full of such stories--of determination, survival, redemption--but for decades, the abandoned boats were disregarded.
Then someone engineered the chug. Named for the noise the small, air-cooled engines made, the vessels were outfitted with handcrafted rudders, an engine near the center, and raised sidewalls to accommodate the weight of many passengers.
"This is pretty peak technological advancement for a chug," Clark said about the one at Dry Tortugas.
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.
Although Paul doesn't promote all elements of Chugs approach to parenting, she believes that much can be learned from Chugs memoirs.
This very well-written, succinct article asserts that Chugs pathology of perfection is really no different than that of many "Westernized" parents who want the very best for their children.
Williams wonders about Chugs use of her Chinese heritage as a backdrop to explain why she pushes her children, noting that the insecurity at the heart of this entire book is not unique to Chua or the Chinese culture.
What Williams finds interesting about Chugs book is the mechanisms that she chooses to use to motivate her children.
The author considers all these experiences and asks whether Chugs family had "managed to find themselves an isolated minority in a foreign society once again" (p.
A second chug, and this one was much worse than the first.
The LSO later said that, with each engine chug, a huge flame was thrown aft of the aircraft tail.