plod along

plod along

To move, progress, or develop at a slow but constant and deliberate pace. I've been plodding along with my thesis for the last few weeks and making some decent progress. My 95-year-old grandfather still makes a point of plodding along to the local shop each morning to catch up with neighbors and friends. As the lecture plodded along, I could feel my eyelids getting heavy.
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plod along

to move along slowly but deliberately. I'm just plodding along, but I am getting the job done. The old man plodded along, hardly able to stand. The movie plodded along putting most of the audience to sleep.
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References in classic literature ?
But if you plod along, for half an hour, over this soft, easy carpet - giving way at every step, yielding the more the harder you press, - you'll find it rather wearisome work, and be glad enough to come to a bit of good, firm rock, that won't budge an inch whether you stand, walk, or stamp upon it; and, though it be hard as the nether millstone, you'll find it the easier footing after all.'
It's a respectful but cheap-looking plod along the Sea of Galilee.
Golden Oreos and Peanut Butter Oreos, PS1.08, at supermarkets American's get new Oreos ALL THE TIME, here we have to plod along with the monochrome classic.
There is little in the way of suspense, as the reader follows Peter and the others as they plod along. The conclusion is pretty far from what one would expect from what had preceded it.
The author keeps mostly to herself, but in 2006 wrote to Oprah Winfrey about "an abundant society where people have laptops, cellphones, iPods and minds like empty rooms,'' but in which "I still plod along with books.''
"They only plod along at less than one mile per hour, so we needed to develop a positive reinforcement training programme to enable the tortoises to make it back to their indoor area by themselves in a shorter timescale."
Some players plod along thinking they are doing OK, when in reality they're kidding themselves.
However, even with a good support team, he said he had to plod along as if there was no summit - as if the mountain went on forever.
Of course there are better singers than Susan and of course some people plod along and don't ever make it, but there are two ways of getting to the top in all walks of life - hard work and being in the right place at the right time.
Chairman David Gold caused some controversy earlier this week when he said it was more exciting to follow a club like Birmingham, which seems to fight promotion and relegation campaigns every season, than a club like Middlesbrough which seems to plod along in mid-table in the Premier League.
This is not a project that is going to passively plod along - we have secured large amounts of funding and are getting straight out there to deliver, helping families across the region, reducing spend on fuel and reducing carbon emissions at the same time."
It is indescribable, the sounds of the bells ringing as the horses plod along through the snow.
However, travellers tend to plod along in thick boots, and their heavy footsteps send warning vibrations well ahead.