treading water

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a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing the legs and arms

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Swansea were treading water by the end of the first period, finding themselves 14 points adrift, courtesy of tries by Martin Shaw and England wing Steve Hanley.
The equity markets seem to be treading water here on this last day of the month and of the quarter.
All new player momentum physics, authentic jostling for the ball and more variation in tackling ensure this doesn't feel like the franchise is treading water, and expanding the Be A Pro mode to a 'career' option provides some serious depth to the single-player scenario before you consider taking your skills online.
Norwich have been treading water for three years, and selling Rob Earnshaw, Youssef Safri and Dickson Etuhu could see them sink into lower mid-table obscurity.
We are fed up of treading water in the Premiership.
The blue-chip barometer's companion indexes are also struggling, with the S&P 500 Index down by less than one percent and the Nasdaq Composite treading water just below breakeven.
Barry was shattered when I took him off, and Martin was treading water at the end.
Rescuers found 203 people from the Al-Salam Boccaccio alive, some of them treading water 10 hours after the boat went down.
01) was matched on Doctor Scott, who was treading water from a long way out.
In the Pool: Water-based activities, such as swimming and treading water, are great ways to get both kids and adults moving.
It's a difficult scenario; you are always treading water on what to do in these situations.
Treading water in the closing stages over six furlongs that day, he is expected to prove more potent over today's minimum trip.
After treading water for more than a decade during an era of unprecedented advances in new technologies, the Building Automation Systems (BAS) market is finally embracing Internet and IT technologies.
It was treading water, it's using energy and I haven't got any.
Though the constant jousting is always colorful and occasionally downright hilarious, the production is merely treading water until the act-ending arrival of Mrs.