Continuation, continuance, continuity are often confused, especially when meaning the quality, the act, or the state of continuing or of being continued or an instance revealing such a quality, action, or state.
be in progress—be done or made; be under way: Discussions were in progress for “an aerobus” to provide cheap travel for large numbers. make progress—advance or develop towards a better state: As the days went along, I found myself perking up a bit. I seemed to be making progress.
Covert means concealed, covered, or hidden. Mike’s company provides covert video surveillance equipment. Overt means open to view, plain, apparent, or public. England continues to offer the United States its overt support.
Continual, continuous, constant, incessant, unremitting, perpetual, perennial are comparable when meaning characterized by continued occurrence or recurrence over a relatively long period of time.
be in murky waters—said of a confused situation where people may behave in morally questionable ways: Patton is now trying to continue running the government without the benefit of a budget. This puts him in murky waters…. Cf.: muddy the waters—make the situation less clear: Announcements that parts of this or that sector are to […]
be in luck—be lucky about smth. on this one occasion: You’re in luck—the very car you want has just come in. one’s luck is in—enjoy a period of good luck: I think I’ll put some money on the next race, while my luck is in.