hack way through

hack (one's) way through (something)

To proceed through something, typically some sort of overgrown vegetation, by cutting it out of one's way. Good luck hacking your way through the dense growth on that path.
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hack one's way through something

Fig. to cut one's way through something. We had to hack our way through the jungle. The surveyors hacked a pathway through the undergrowth.
See also: hack, through, way