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English definition of “be treading water”

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be treading water

to not be advancing in any way: I think she feels that she's just treading water in that job.
Translations of “be treading water”
in Chinese (Traditional) 原地踏步, 裹足不前…
in Chinese (Simplified) 原地踏步, 裹足不前…
(Definition of be treading water from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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