muddle along


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muddle along

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muddle on

vb
(intr, adverb) to proceed in a disorganized way
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I dare say the old country'll muddle along through our time.
We muddle along, shop around and keep and eye on the household bills.
We continue to muddle along with mixed and messy accountability and mediocre educational improvements.
So the question is: Do we go for intelligent rational decision making with an agreed vision of need with policy and strategic intent, or do we continue to muddle along in an incremental way, going nowhere but appeasing local pressure groups.
Blaming political polarization, special interests lobbying to keep anticompetitive regulations in place and a lack of attention from the Obama administration, the London-based magazine predicted America's economy will continue to muddle along.
Lord Curry used a House of Lords speech to make clear the feeling that the Government is happy for farming to muddle along, rather than investing in the next generation of the food sector.
At Madison Square Garden, the Knicks muddle along, nine games below .
While attention is often focused on government programs that overreach, fall short, or just muddle along, in the 20-year-old Licensed Site Professionals program, Massachusetts can point to a public-private partnership that has been a remarkable success.
In other words, the plots give these often chaotic powers and their muddle along policies far too much credence.
I'm a single mum and he's my only child, so we've always had to muddle along together, but lately all he does is grunt.
I don't want her to just muddle along and under-achieve because she is not receiving the right level of support.
If we continue to muddle along we must accept that our economy will follow suit and watch as we are out paced by the dynamic economies that had the foresight to invest in high speed rail.