Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

cruise along

1) (figurative) to progress leisurely or at a moderate speed
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    • the plane cruised along at 20,000 feet
  • Analysis
     This verb 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'.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I cruised along in the car at 80km/h but the police still pulled me over.
    2. You can't expect to just cruise along on this course without reading any of the material.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. He managed to save fuel by cruising along for a large portion of the journey.
    2. 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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