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perk along

verb phrase

  1. To run smoothly and easily: The outboard's perking along sweetly (1925+)
  2. To move at a relaxed pace; percolate: I'm not hurrying, just perking along (1930s+ Jive talk)

[fr the persistent and even sound of a coffee percolator]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I shouldnt be a single bit surprised to see some, even with perk along, she whispered to herself.

    Letty and the Twins Helen Sherman Griffith

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