Slang expressions

It’s going into the ground.

Every now and then.

The dialogues:

-Dad, lets just make a decision.
-You’re right, this is crazy, is going into the ground…

-Maybe no one ever really goes. I mean, ever since my mom died, every now and then I get this feeling that she is right here!..

It’s going into the ground. = It is making no progress.
Every now and then = now and then = sometimes = from time to time = occasionally = once in a while = every so often = now and again = at times = on and off