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flounder around

To have a hard time doing something or making progress. She expected to move on to greater success, but ever since she left that popular show, she's just been floundering around.
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flounder around

to struggle or wallow around. The whole company is just floundering around and getting nowhere. The horse floundered around, trying to get across the soggy pasture.
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References in classic literature ?
New angels are like the militia - never shed the uniform - always fluttering and floundering around in their wings, butting people down, flapping here, and there, and everywhere, always imagining they are attracting the admiring eye - well, they just think they are the very most important people in heaven.
Given the recent events, the 'lovers of democracy' are all floundering around much like a bunch of headless chickens.
All well and good but surely anyone who puts one on just falls over and ends up floundering around on their back, tortoise-style?
He said: "[Politicians] are floundering around. They have been given this thing called f*** Brexit because of one man.
ONE visible by-product of the current developments on the political front (coming elections, dharnas, long marches et al) is that the 'lovers of democracy' are all floundering around much like a bunch of headless chickens.
I want him to be strong and I don't want to see him floundering around without a clue what to do.
Now the government is floundering around trying to pacify those who want out of Europe with various schemes.
Saying what you have to say clearly and succinctly actually is more respectful of your prospect's time then floundering around trying to convince a skeptical prospect to answer your questions.
And as one does in a strange place with four heavy bags, were floundering around trying to board the Stagecoach bus.
THE only evidence that would be given against his client was that provided by a convicted person floundering around trying to escape blame, said Mr FV Renshaw, solicitor, at a special court at Bromborough, above.
0121 605 5116 COMEDY Richard Herring After years of floundering around trying to find happiness in casual sex, drinking to excess and unsuccessfully chasing celebrity, Richard is finally married and a father.
Maybe I should talk about the awful despondent hollow in which I found myself floundering around after it was all over, my head ringing with the tinnitus-like buzz of toe-curling embarrassment I was feeling for all those involved in the production.
floundering around in a pool of recriminations, not even Peter's puppy dog eyes can get him out of this one.
On March 14, Fannie Mae stock was floundering around 50 cents per share.