tip away (at something)(redirected from tips away)
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."
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