Posted by Susanna on June 04, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Slog posted by R. Berg 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.