slog away

slog away

To work (on something) strenuously and continuously, especially for a long period of time. Sorry, I won't join you for lunch today—I've got too much to do, so I'm just going to keep slogging away. I've been slogging away at this report for the last three days. I'm just ready for it to be finished!
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slog away

v.
To work diligently for a lengthy period of time: The student slogged away on the algebra assignment.
See also: away, slog
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Dear old Princess Anne could quietly slog away at charity events from one end to the country to the other - and probably does.
But they should take inspiration from scientists who slog away in darkness for years before unlocking breakthroughs.
Leinster House will virtually be a ghost town for more than two months while the rest of us slog away, with Senators and TDs not returning until September 22.
MAKE IT TO THE GYM WE all know exercise releases those feel-good endorphins and you don't have to slog away for hours - a 20-minute blitz will do.
The host, who hosted the dance show for a decade, said: "I don't have the feeling I usually get every time this year, knowing I've got to slog away until Christmas and then go away dog tired.
Many comedians slog away, attempting to make their wellrehearsed, written performance come across as off-the-cuff.
It's a challenging game and it's moments like this that give us a lift and remind us why we slog away looking for stories that will ignite an audience's imagination.
I'm lucky in that I've got a tremendous team of people I've known for nearly 15 years supporting me - many of whom have since gone into big, grown-up jobs in telly and theatre, but who, once every year, come back to slog away in the middle of a field with me.
WHILE millions of actors slog away for years to get a chance at big screen fame, Liverpool boxer Shea Neary finds himself a Hollywood star without even trying.
Although the Dumb-Slog is not dumb enough to slog away his pounds 1.
DAVID HIGGINS intends to make the most of his chances on the European Tour having gained a new determination after a long and arduous slog away from the limelight last year.
So what would motivate a committed few to slog away with the Catholic Legal Immigrant Network, earning $35,000 a year?
Unperturbed by having to slog away while most of the country tucks into the turkey, he added: "I know some sports have a Christmas break, which is fine from a selfish angle because everybody likes their time off.