chug along

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Related to chug along: along the lines, without a hitch, take a back seat

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vientlangtuckern; (fig inf)gut vorankommen
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As the economy continues to chug along on life support, desperate criminals are turning to unlikely targets.
After leaving Hyde Park at 7am, the first cars will chug along the seafront from 10.
That said, the Green Day-inspired guitar pop of huge hits such as This Ain't A Scene It's An Arms Race and Sugar We're Goin' Down chug along like Thomas the Tank Engine on speed, and Saturday was just built for stadium singalong.
Nora's forging of an important signature must remain secret for the marriage to chug along sweetly but then along comes bitter bank employee Krogstad with a threat of blackmail.
All right, we will all probably continue to chug along in that pained but resilient British way we have by making home economies although I can't see millions of motorists dashing out to trade in their old vehicles for a new hybrid to beat Darling's road tax and the petrol price rises.
Howkins said: "As the financial markets continue to grow, sports betting will become a reducing proportion of the business, but it continues to chug along, churning out decent revenues and profits.
Oregon's economy continues to chug along in a slower gear, according to the University of Oregon Index of Economic Indicators for January.
JULY 8-9 CHUG along gently back in time on the Welsh Highland Railway in Porthmadog, North Wales.
Future microbial fuel cells might chug along for years, opening the way to a "drop-it-and-forget-it type of probe," he says.
Garden railroading doesn't have to be an expensive hobby, but one look at the layouts shows extensive networks of irrigation drip systems, landscaping, scenery configurations and electronics that make the engines come alive, blow their whistles and change tracks as they chug along.
So whilst Chiltern Trains somehow manage to deliver a near Rolls-Royce service across our region, Central chug along like a clapped-out old banger.
Forza Marketing Group of Little Rock, the financially struggling advertising firm, continues to chug along with presentations to potential clients.