Muddle Along Meaning
(idiomatic) To live or work in an unplanned and unorganised way.
Example: 1940, unnamed executive quoted in United States. Temporary National Economic Committee, Investigation of concentration of economic power, U.S. Government Printing Office, page 66
Executives are content to muddle along as long as profits are satisfactory â€” Attention to operating matters is a child of adversity.
1982, Michael Schudson, The Power of News, Harvard University Press (ISBN 9780674695863), page 170
Indeed, they may muddle along a little better, armed with the view that the world is subject to their control.
2000, Angela Stent, Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, the Soviet Collapse, and the New Europe, Princeton University Press (ISBN 9781400822805), page 238
But evidence from the past few years indicates that Russia will continue to muddle along and that, in a few years, it will probably â€œmuddle upwardâ€.