Posted by James Briggs on November 02, 2005
In Reply to: Keep plugging away posted by Stef on November 01, 2005
: Looking for origin of phrase "keep plugging away".
In this context to 'plug' means to keep up the support for, or effort put into, a project. The term allegedly comes from Capt Plugge's continual playing of records on Radio Normandie in the early 1930s. He was a remarkable man. Much more about him at http://www.ibcstudio.co.uk/earlydaysindex.html