(as) slow as molasses

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(as) slow as molasses

Exceptionally slow or sluggish; not fast at all. This old laptop my dad gave me is a piece of junk. It's as slow as molasses! Come on, Becky, you're slow as molasses back there! Pick up the pace and keep up with the group.
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They actually hope that the economy is as slow as molasses at election time.
But there are rules to follow, and Albany works as slow as molasses and the Council does too.
The blink of an eyes is as slow as molasses compared to the bite of the trap-jaw ant.