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Posted by ESC on June 03, 2003

In Reply to: Wade through 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.

I'm slogging through all this reading material.

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