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inch (oneself) along (something)
To move across something in very small increments or very gradually. We all watched in awe as the man carefully inched himself along the tightrope.
To proceed or move along in very small increments or very gradually. Ugh, there was a terrible traffic jam—we inched along the highway for miles. I got stuck inching along behind the trash truck for a few blocks.
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inch along (something)
to move slowly along something little by little. The cat inched along the carpet toward the mouse. Traffic was inching along.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
see under by inches.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.