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muddle along

To attempt to proceed or continue doing something despite being unprepared or lacking the required skills, organization, resources, etc. I forgot my notes for the presentation, so I just had to muddle along off the top of my head. The company fell into disarray after the CEO was arrested, but we've been muddling along ever since.
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muddle along

to progress in confusion; to continue awkwardly. I will just have to muddle along as best I can until things get straightened out. The project muddled along until the new manager got hold of it.
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This followed gains in Asia ranging from 0.6-1.3% on the majors and in Europe the main bourses are 0.5-1.2% higher, led by the German DAX, though the UK FTSE is muddling along near flat in line with Brexit.
Instead of muddling along, ignoring the indignity and anguish suffered by the neglected elderly and vulnerable, we must resolve this issue once and for all.
When a team is muddling along, sometimes the most popular player is one who isn't even on the roster.
Muddling along and making it up as we go along is not an answer, sorry Boris, Nigel, Michael etc!
We can't just keep muddling along and hope people come back to us in their own time.
"I liked the notion of two single parents, happy enough muddling along in their lives, meeting by chance and experiencing a connection so profound they'd allow nothing to stand in their way.
For right now, the five of us are happily muddling along, trying to find our footing in this confusing but happy world called family.
Dramatic action is absolutely essential and muddling along will only create huge problems later.
Blowing things up is often satisfying, and Obama's penchant for muddling along instead, with restraint, is hurting him politically.
Just humanity in all its muddling along glory dreaming and worrying about life, death, God, sex - and the neighbours.
"Blackpool have a good squad with plenty of options and a certain way of playing which can be hard to combat," added Grayson, who joined the club when they were muddling along in what was then Division II (now League I).
A guy of whom you'd say, "range loads only," or "no Plus-Ps" may be capable of muddling along, but can't handle confrontation.
A"We're just muddling along,A" said Ken Mayland, president of ClearView Economics.