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I just came across an article that used the phrase "chip away at."

But my question is that I actually don't understand that sentence

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As I'm not familiar with this phrase and not good at grammar either, I'm not sure if the author means: Davidai's made the compromise that he would satisfy the wanderlust

or he would reduce the frequency of travelling?

I'm lost, can someone help me with this?

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  • If you chip away at something such as an idea, a feeling, or a system, you gradually make it weaker or less likely to succeed by repeated efforts. collinsdictionary.com/it/dizionario/inglese/chip-away-at
    – user 66974
    Dec 1, 2020 at 17:56
  • @user121863 thanks, but does it suggest Davidai's keen on travelling, and he decided to only takes one trip a year right now or what?
    – Angyang
    Dec 1, 2020 at 18:20

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