Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) (figurative) to progress leisurely or at a moderate speed
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the plane cruised along at 20,000 feet
The verb 'cruise' can be used in a literal sense to mean moving at a leisurely pace, or figuratively to mean someone who is moving forward without direction or effort. In this case, cruise is regularly used with the preposition 'along'. As a noun, a cruise is a trip taken on a luxury boat.
Social Examples (Basic)
I cruised along in the car at 80km/h but the police still pulled me over.
You can't expect to just cruise along on this course without reading any of the material.
Professional Examples (Basic)
He managed to save fuel by cruising along for a large portion of the journey.
This is not the kind of job where you can cruise along. You need to make connections, take risks and develop ideas.
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