plod along

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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 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 Guph knew that if he kept steadily on he would get to the end at last; so he paid no attention to the changing hills and valleys and plodded along as calmly as if walking upon the level ground.
John Willet looked after them, as they plodded along the road in the rich glow of a summer evening; and knocking the ashes out of his pipe, laughed inwardly at their folly, until his sides were sore.
Old Hughie, hoe in hand, plodded along the main artery of running water, opening certain laterals, closing others.
He stooped a good deal, and plodded along in a slow pre-occupied manner, which made the bustling London thoroughfares no very safe resort for him.
They plodded along together, the woodman and Alleyne, with little talk on either side, for their thoughts were as far asunder as the poles.
Relegation-tipped Leicester City have been crowned Premier League champions, Tottenham Hotspur lasted all the way through to April before combusting, defending champions Chelsea have plodded along in mid-table.
NEW YORK -- US stocks opened lower Tuesday as earnings season was set to begin, with investors cautious after the economy plodded along during the fourth quarter of 2012.
DARLINGTON When Darlington played at Feethams in the town There was never talk of closing down This great old club just plodded along Now it's going for a song The Darlington arena built out of town Was the idea of George Reynolds the Darlo Clown?
The first half included Parry's I Was Glad, which suffered not only from being forte throughout but also rather plodded along.
They have plodded along, drawing seven of their 14 games, but haven't really impressed.
Several songs just plodded along uneventfully while recent hit Quiet Little Voices felt jaded.
Heroes plodded along last season, but it's back with a vengeance with cliffhangers, new threats and a world to save .
I've plodded along, but I haven't enjoyed this week.
The group of about 20 two- and three-year-olds plodded along behind a giant yellow duck at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.
He looked like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders as he plodded along in his morning suit.