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.
"I was tipping away at the gym and I'm back in from here on.