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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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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 LSO later said that, with each engine chug, a huge flame was thrown aft of the aircraft tail.