bump along

bump along
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "bump along":
present tense I/you/we/they bump along he/she/it bumps along present participle bumping along past tense bumped along past participle bumped along
to continue at around the same level, rising and falling only slightly

Their standard of living bumped along without any significant increase.


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