plug away (at something)

plug away (at something)
ˌplug a ˈway (at something) [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they plug away (at something) he/she/it plugs away (at something) present participle plugging away (at something) past tense plugged away (at something) past participle plugged away (at something)] phrasal verb
to continue doing something in a determined way despite difficulties

I’ll just keep plugging away and try to get it finished by tonight.

Thesaurus: to continue something, or to continue to do somethingsynonym
Main entry: plug

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ˌplug aˈway (at sth) derived
to continue working hard at sth, especially sth that you find difficult
Main entry:plugderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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