peg away - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] British informal
present tense
I/you/we/theypeg away
he/she/itpegs away
present participlepegging away
past tensepegged away
past participlepegged away
  1. [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.

See also main entry: peg