plug along in sth.

English translation: to persist stubbornly in something...

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English term or phrase: plug along in sth. (more commonly "plug along with")
English translation:to persist stubbornly in something...
Entered by: Jack Doughty

06:35 Sep 15, 2010
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Other
English term or phrase: plug along in sth.
We don' need no stinkin' outline," and you'll plunge
directly into your script, confident of working out the story as you plug along in the script.
ionutzavram
Romania
Local time: 19:03
to persist stubbornly in something...
Explanation:
even if you don't really understand it as you go along. Your perseverance may eventually bring you understanding and success in your endeavours.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:03
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4 +4to persist stubbornly in something...
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to persist stubbornly in something...


Explanation:
even if you don't really understand it as you go along. Your perseverance may eventually bring you understanding and success in your endeavours.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:03
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 276
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Catharine Cellier-Smart
10 mins
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agree  JH Trads: yes, stubbornly or painstakingly, probably slowly, just "managing"
26 mins
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agree  Annett Kottek (X): Yes, indeed. Cf. also the def. from the New Oxford Am. Dictionary: plug 4 [ intrans. ] informal proceed steadily and laboriously with a journey or task : during the years of poverty, he plugged away at his writing.
2 hrs
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agree  Phong Le
1 day 1 hr
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