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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 ?
The drifts along the edges of the meadows and down the lane looked as if a series of breaking waves had, by the lifting of a magician's wand, been suddenly transformed into marble, even to their toppling curls of foam.
Let the reader picture to himself now, this immense, oblong hall, illuminated by the pallid light of a January day, invaded by a motley and noisy throng which drifts along the walls, and eddies round the seven pillars, and he will have a confused idea of the whole effect of the picture, whose curious details we shall make an effort to indicate with more precision.
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The documentary footage reminds us what a phenomenal golfing talent Seve was, but it drifts along rather than grabbing your attention.
An equatorial wave drifts along the northern border while a cold front sweeps across far south of the Cape.
Freddie Highmore - with a flawless accent - is the kid who is very bright indeed but doesn't see the point of doing any homework or paying attention in class as he drifts along in his own, aimless way.
Boat anglers concentrating on short drifts along the shallows behind the Island are taking double-figure bags oS f fish.
silhouette drifts along a black river, face flat as
The whole thing drifts along with absolutely no sense of purpose until we get to an ending that feels like it was made up on the fly.
Given the impending damming of the river, she knows the project to be a futile effort, just as her one-sidedly romantic relationship with her boss is, but she drifts along with both.
It's good that Alan drifts along the line, '' he said.
SEA WINGS Not having motors, the Argo armada drifts along at the mercy of currents.
But Petal is killed in a car accident, so Quoyle drifts along with his young daughter and strong-willed Aunt Agnis (Judi Dench) to the bleak landscapes of Newfoundland.
Because no one drifts along the path of discipleship.
McCurry's report will be used to determine the final design and locations of the declines and drifts along the MQV to optimize feed for the gold recovery plant and in designing the underground sampling of the MQV.