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plough on

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with plough UK ( US plow)   /plaʊ/ us  
to continue doing something although it is difficult or boring: He could see that she didn't like what he was saying, but he ploughed on (= continued talking) regardless. It would be a mistake to plough on with this plan - it will never work.
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