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plod on

To move, progress, or develop at a slow but constant and deliberate pace. John: "Hey Steve, what's new?" Steve: "Nothing much, just been plodding on with my thesis for the last few weeks." My 95-year-old grandfather still makes a point of plodding on to the local shop each morning to catch up with neighbors and friends. I could feel my eyelids getting heavy as the lecture plodded on.
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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 away (at something)

To continue to work on, progress through, or develop something at a slow and laborious but consistent pace. A: "How's that new script coming?" B: "I'm still plodding away. I should be finished by tomorrow." I know Janet's been plodding away at her company's tax returns all weekend.
See also: away, plod

plod through (something)

To continue to make progress through something at a slow and laborious but consistent pace. A: "How's that report coming?" B: "I'm still plodding through it. I should be finished by tomorrow." I know she's been plodding her way through all the applications we received.
See also: plod, through

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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plod away at something

to keep trying to do something. He continues to plod away at writing his novel. It's been three years now. How long have you been plodding away at that book?
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plod through something

to work one's way through something laboriously. I just plodded through my work today. I had no energy at all. This is certainly a lot of papers to have to plod through.
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Benkenstein plodded greyly to 40 in just over two hours before splicing a pull at Woakes to mid-on just before the close.
"Esteban waits by the rail awhile after Cabezon has plodded chuckling off to his cabin.
Grigg, who has no peers, probably said that or something like it as he plodded through all that "acceptable evil." But as for me, I'll take my coffee black.
We caught up with him as he plodded along London's Embankment, through Parliament Square before heading up The Mall to cross the line.
When Paul Hester abruptly left Crowded House in mid-tour to tend to his wife, who was about to give birth to their first child, the band plodded on gamely before folding its tent.
BRADFORD BULLS plodded to a 27-14 victory in PARIS.
As a student at Amherst College and Harvard Law School, McCloy was a grind who plodded rather than shined.