tip away (at something)

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tip away (at something)

To work on something continuously or gradually, typically at an unhurried or sporadic pace. Primarily heard in Ireland. I've been tipping away at my novel for nearly a year now. A: "How's that project coming, Seamus?" B: "Still just tipping away."
See also: away, tip
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He has to be the player he's capable of being, not just a player who is tipping away at maybe scoring five or six points.
Two minutes later Robinson kept Leeds in the game with a superb low save down to his left-hand side in tipping away a 22 yard right-foot curler from Jermaine Jenas.
United continued to press after the break but rarely troubled Lowe, while Beresford had only one real save to make, tipping away Steve Thompson's cross come shot.
After tipping away the surplus water replace the plant in its normal position and I am sure it will reward you with much lusher, healthier foliage and more flowers and fruits if appropriate.
If the 'keeper caused a few flutters on that occasion, however, he redeemed himself by tipping away Di Matteo's skidding 25-yard drive six minutes from time.
Only the acrobatics of Bowling, tipping away two Ian Stevens' drives inside five minutes, kept the Stags in the game.
"I was tipping away at the gym and I'm back in from here on.
When needs be, the players are now staying down for longer under challenges, tipping away balls to prevent opponents taking quick frees.