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perk along

To function, operate, or carry on as is normal, expected, or desired. My car perked along for nearly 10 years before ever needing so much as an oil change. A: "Is everything all right between you and Linda?" B: "Our marriage is perking along just fine, thank you very much."
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Caption: Deborah's firm firing platform kept the SW380 running smoothly and is a critical element helping to keep any small pocket pistol perking along.
Coffee keeps me perking along through the hectic days!
If the organization is perking along reasonably well, institutional roadblocks can be overwhelming obstacles to success.
Meanwhile, the "pink pistol" was perking along beautifully.
San Rafael, Calif.--Domestic table wine sales dramatically increased their year-on-year rate of growth to nearly 8% in the four weeks ending March 20, after perking along at around 6% growth for many months.
Several GOP senators, whose ranks were expand-ed in the midterm elections, have expressed similar feelings--"repeal the laws in whole or part." On the state level, various legislatures are pursuing "opt out" strategies, and several federal lawsuits are perking along. Putting all of this aside, full implementation extends into 2014 and beyond.
It was refreshing, after months of negative national and Front Range headlines, to be in a part of the state where the economy is perking along at a satisfactory clip.
In the column I wrote: "The economists say the economy is perking along. The stock market is up.
According to the study, Hot Springs is hot because the tourism-based economy has been perking along. Tourism is one of the leading factors in the community's overall 5.4 percent growth in the past year, a significant number in an area that has less than 39,000 jobs in all
`It's a great feeling,' said Sherman, who gave assistant coach Jamie Dundon credit for keeping the program perking along in his absence last year.
Now the market is perking along and gaining a larger and larger following.
"These findings could mean that there are endogenous depressions that, once started, just keep perking along without significant environmental stress," holds Myrna M.
As much as frequent two-way communication should be taking place when all is perking along with traditional technologies, it is critical that the communication be taking place when a new approach is contemplated that may be enabling for one, but not necessarily so for others.
Growth in Estes Park is perking along according to plan, with the Estes Valley, now nearing a population of about 12,000, due to contain as many as 20,000 people in the next 15 to 20 years.