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coast along

To proceed with little effort. Because the route was mostly downhill, the car just coasted along. I'm worried that you're just coasting along through your senior year without taking your future seriously.
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coast along

to roll or move along with little or no effort. We just coasted along on the flat prairie. We coasted along until we came to the bottom of the hill.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Barbicane and his escort coasted along its right bank to the eastward.
I had coasted along the lower wall of the orchard--turned its angle: there was a gate just there, opening into the meadow, between two stone pillars crowned by stone balls.
It gave people the chance to get a glimpse of the iconic 60163 Tornado steam train as it coasted along the North Wales mainline as part of a day tour.
With her looks and 'official' beauty title, she could have coasted along on her celebrity cachet alone-but, especially in her dance programs on local TV, she pushed herself to the limit to give viewers a really good show!
The book was embraced by critics as a modern masterpiece and he has coasted along on the adulation, unable to find the words for a follow-up, or a girl who loves him and not his celebrity.
"I coasted along and got by somehow, but I couldn't get myself into gear.
"We had them on the ropes at 18-0 at the break but we just coasted along and our execution on good ball is not quite right at the moment.
I don't want to name individual scapegoats - there's plenty of time left in the season for that - but certain players on big money and long contracts have just coasted along. Of course we could beat Macc today, win all the rest of our games and stay up.
Rangers clearly thought they had won the title three weeks ago and have coasted along since.
A court scene with a doddery old judge and a police chase brought out a farcical element, and some of the weakest material, but otherwise the show coasted along.
The Dettori exuberance reappeared with him gazing between his legs as his mount coasted along to take the initiative in the workout.
He gave the home side the lead on 30 minutes and Chelsea then simply coasted along, rarely threatening Everton keeper Paul Gerrard again and paying the penalty for their casual attitude with Danny Cadamarteri's late equaliser for the battling visitors.
The United Nations has coasted along on the legitimacy established after World War II, when the world was filled with moral fervor and optimism.