keep on trucking



  • verb to carry on, keep going. A black dancers’ slogan used as a catchphrase exhortation by American and, later, British hippies from about 1970. ‘Trucking’ has various associated meanings including an exaggerated sauntering stride or simply ‘soldiering on’, all deriving from jitterbug dance contests of the 1930s and 1940s in which trucking was a dance step.