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Pegging Away

(Keep). Keep on attacking, and you will assuredly prevail. “But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail” (Macbeth). Patience and perseverance will overcome mountains. It was President Lincoln who gave this advice to the Federals in the American civil war.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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