muddle through

verb
muddled through; muddling through; muddles through

Definition of muddle through

intransitive verb

: to achieve a degree of success without much planning or effort

First Known Use of muddle through

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Muddle through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muddle%20through. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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