hack away

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hack away (third-person singular simple present hacks away, present participle hacking away, simple past and past participle hacked away)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To make progress on a difficult problem; to continue trying.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see hack,‎ away.
    to hack away at the tough roots of a tree