float through

float through (something)

1. Literally, to bob, drift, or glide over or through something, such as air or water. Look at all the ducks just floating through the water! The paper airplane floated through the air for a few seconds before sinking to the ground.
2. By extension, to move or act with little awareness, attention, or enthusiasm. I was so groggy after that nap that I basically floated through the rest of my day. You need to pick a major soon—you can't just float through college forever.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

float through something

1. Lit. to move slowly through water or air, gently. The boats floated through the water slowly and gracefully. As the clouds floated through the sky, they cast blotchy shadows on the ground.
2. Fig. [for someone] to move aimlessly through something. (As if semiconscious.) She has no ambition. She's just floating through life. He floated through his work that day. It is probably done all wrong.
See also: float, through
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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