Posted by R. Berg on June 03, 2003
In Reply to: Slog posted by ESC on June 03, 2003
: : : Hi! I need to pick your brains.
: : : As we know, 'wade through' connotes that to read long or something difficult without enjoyment. Is there any phrase synonymous with it?
: : This book is rough sledding.
: : rough sledding -- noun: informal A difficult time or situation. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000. http://www.bartleby.com/61/1/R0320100.html
: I'm slogging through all this reading material.
: From http://www.m-w.com/home.htm
: Main Entry: 1slog
: Pronunciation: 'släg
: Function: verb
: Inflected Form(s): slogged; slog·ging
: Etymology: origin unknown
: Date: 1824
: transitive senses
: 1 : to hit hard : BEAT
: 2 : to plod (one's way) perseveringly especially against difficulty
: intransitive senses
: 1 : to plod heavily : TRAMP
: 2 : to work hard and steadily : PLUG
: - slog·ger noun
: Synonyms for 2 DRUDGE, grind, grub, ||muck, plod, slave, toil
"I'm plodding through this book" is also used.