put one foot in front of the other

idiom

: to walk especially when it is difficult
It's a long hike, but we'll get there if we just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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“Put one foot in front of the other.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20one%20foot%20in%20front%20of%20the%20other. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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