tick over

phrasal verb

ticked over; ticking over; ticks over
1
chiefly British, of a vehicle's engine : to run at a very low speed
2
British : to run or proceed in a steady but slow way
"How's business?" "Oh, just ticking over."

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“Tick over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tick%20over. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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