drift along

drift along

1. To move along in the air or on a surface (typically water) while being propelled only by wind or the current of the water, and without a definition direction. We just drifted along on an inflatable raft until we reached the other end of the river. That feather seemed like it drifted along as if by magic.
2. By extension, to live one's life without much effort or direction. I'm worried because you're just drifting along through high school with no interest in planning your future!
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drift along

to float along; to be carried along on no particular course. The boat just drifted along lazily with the current. The project drifted along until we received the leadership we needed.
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References in classic literature ?
I used to love to drift along the pale-yellow cornfields, looking for the damp spots one sometimes found at their edges, where the smartweed soon turned a rich copper colour and the narrow brown leaves hung curled like cocoons about the swollen joints of the stem.
And other howls, near and far, would drift along until the night was vocal with his kind.
He can go up against gravitation in a balloon, and why should he not hope that ultimately he may be able to stop or accelerate his drift along the Time-Dimension, or even turn about and travel the other way?'
Leisure and pleasure drift along, Beggar and marquis join the throng, And care, humility, rank, and pride In the sight of the flowers are laid aside.
When it is all out, stretching directly across the stream, the men make their boat fast to one end of the net and drift along with it.
One person was washed away by raging water last month at Kwa Kabozo drift along Kizurini -Kinani road which was damaged during a heavy downpour.
In a statement online, the Royal Oman Police said, "For Wadi Al Aq road users; water pools and stone drift along the road, please pay attention." "The flow of water in valleys continues.
We have nothing to contribute so we simply drift along like passing clouds, hoping for the best."
Of Chris Hughton's visitors, Merson added: "Brighton are a funny team, they'll just drift along.
BY CHRISTOPHER HUNNEYSETT ALLOW yourself to drift along with this sunny and smooth-sailing rom-com and you'll not be disappointed with your destination.
Allow yourself to drift along with this sunny and smooth-sailing romcom and you'll not be disappointed with your destination.
I think everyone was unsettled by Klopp's admission that he is not in control of the (Philippe) Coutinho situation but even more worried that Liverpool's transfer policy seems to drift along. Everyone can see that Klopp needs better defenders and more goalscoring options up front and yet the biggest transfer story of the last month at Anfield is about a big player leaving."
Tenders are invited for Drivage Of Stone Drift Along 7 Level For Approaching The West Side Property, Satgram Incline.
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There's something about his playing that just makes you want to drift along with the music.