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You hope everything will be all right if you just keep chipping away at it but nothing ever seems to turn out the way you want.
A picture of a younger Sarkozy standing next to an unidentified man and chipping away at the graffiti-pocked Berlin Wall was posted on his Facebook page.
Sure, they are the issues chipping away at our market share and profitability.
They focus on a constitutional right and start chipping away at it.
IN MY PARISH, the historic Waterloo Declaration simply made legitimate something that we have been chipping away at for more than 30 years.
Now, scientists chipping away at the anatomical details have discovered that two of today's most common general anesthetics produce their sedative effects by triggering the brain's sleep circuits.