peg away

peg away
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "peg away":
present tense I/you/we/they peg away he/she/it pegs away present participle pegging away past tense pegged away past participle pegged away British informal
[intransitive] to keep doing something in a determined way, especially when it is boring or difficult
peg away at:

I don't know how people peg away at such a dull job.


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