bubble under - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theybubble under
he/she/itbubbles under
present participlebubbling under
past tensebubbled under
past participlebubbled under
  1. to have some success but not yet be extremely successful and famous

    Their albums have been bubbling under for a couple of years now.

See also main entry: bubble