work one's way
Exert oneself to proceed in a particular direction; also, finance a project by working. For example, The painters are working their way from the top floor to the basement, or I'm trying to work my way into the publishing world, or She's working her way through college. [Second half of 1800s]
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Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.
In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.
If anything the work the two cops and the maintenance guy were doing deserves more respect and probably helped a lot more people.
Why, some might be asking, am I being so harsh on their work so soon after they died?
Practise gliding in the form of inflection, or slide, from one extreme of pitch to another.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
He alludes to it as one of their evil customs and used by them to produce insensibility.
"Capital, capital," his lordship would remark with great alacrity, when there was no other way of escape.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In this way bundles of the plants are easily made, and in most cases these can be readily carried about.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin