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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 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.
See also: on, 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?
See also: away, plod

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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So you are then left with no alternative but to force your way into the convoy, which results in the plodders flashing lights, blasting horns and gesticulating wildly.
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The gameplay is nothing special either and Ali, the hero, is sometimes a bit of a plodder, or else ripping round like Aladdin on methadone.
"It's a mammoth undertaking and I am trying to stay focused, although I am a bit of a plodder when it comes to running," he admits.
It advises, for example, that you steer clear of a pounds 2,000 mountain bike if you are a beginner but equally you should avoid a heavy old plodder which takes more puff to push along.
Hierarchies belong on the racecourse; when racecourse days are done the 55-rated plodder stands equal with the champion as the next phase of their lives beckon.
After Athers (below) denounced him as a "plodder" with the bat and "a bit of a donkey" in the field, Cook hit back with "it takes one to know one".
SNP Leader John Swinney, who has been written off as a plodder, has emerged as a bit of a dark horse.
Another trade to consider is a buy of the finishing position of Jaco Van Zyl, a plodder who may get outgunned by more powerful sorts on a long, damp layout.
The former Manchester United plodder is 2-1 with Ladbrokes to join Blackburn in the summer.
Young once said in an interview: "I am a plodder. My career never had any great peaks.
Bhullar, 18th in the HSBC and 22nd in Singapore, appears on the upgrade, while Liang is a one-paced plodder who will be disadvantaged over the first two days by playing in an intimidating threeball with Rory McIlroy and Matteo Manassero.
He is anything but the one-paced plodder some believe and has an outstanding shout off 10st 5lb.
Young once said: "I am a plodder. My career never had any great peaks.