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at a snail's pace

 and at a snail's gallop
very slowly. Things are moving along at a snail's pace here, but we'll finish on time—have no fear. Poor old Wally is creeping at a snail's gallop because his car has a flat tire.
See also: pace

break into a gallop

[for a horse] to begin to gallop; [for a horse] to speed up to a gallop. The pony broke into a gallop, racing to get home. Near the stables, the horse broke into a fast gallop.
See also: break, gallop

gallop through something

1. Lit. [for a horse] to pass through something at a gallop. Her horse galloped through the garden and dumped her in the cabbages. A few horses galloped through the meadow.
2. Fig. to go through something quickly; to do or perform something rapidly and perhaps carelessly. Mike galloped through his song and left the stage in a hurry. Don't just gallop through your homework!
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at a snail's pace

very slowly The action moves at a snail's pace in this film, as if all the characters were asleep.
Etymology: from the fact that a snail (a small animal with a round shell) moves very slowly
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at a snail's pace

very slowly
Usage notes: A snail is a small animal with a shell that moves very slowly.
The roads were full of traffic and we were travelling at a snail's pace.
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at a snail’s pace

and at a snail’s gallop
mod. very slowly. Poor old Willy is creeping at a snail’s gallop because his car has a flat tire. The building project is coming along at a snail’s pace.
See also: pace

at a snail’s gallop

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VVFENCING John Gosden Well before the press pack had assembled over on Warren Hill on Tuesday morning, Gosden had some dawn workers over on the watered gallop and the four-year-old had his flaxen mane and tail well to the fore.
Racing Post Arkle favourite Simonsig was originally scheduled to gallop tomorrow but will now wait until next weekend, when he will exercise at Newbury with stablemate Grandouet.
Victory Gallop and Coronado's Quest, not necessarily in that order, are the leading active 3-year-olds.
Those not lucky enough to be going to Berkshire next month will now have a chance to see the world's best horse at Newmarket on Betfred Cambridgeshire day on September 29 when Frankel gallops before racing.
But Real Quiet ran out of gas and Victory Gallop, second in both the Derby and Preakness, nosed ahead at the wire.
vvEktihaam Roger Varian was another round gallop customer, where Paul Hanagan was well to the fore on Hamdam Al Maktoum's leading three-year-old in his spin with Laaheb.
That slight swerve in deep stretch - actually two swerves strides apart - put Real Quiet in the path of Victory Gallop and briefly stopped the latter's momentum.
vvWrotham Heath Sir Henry Cecil Didn't show his true running at Royal Ascot but looked back on song in his exercise with Voltigeur hope Thomas Chippendale on the round gallop.
Of the opposition, only two - Victory Gallop and Basic Trainee - ran in both the Derby and Preakness.
Gallop, the company's chairman and chief executive officer.
FRANKEL is to step up his preparation for his much awaited seasonal return with a racecourse gallop at Newbury next month, writes David Milnes.
If you handicapped horses based on the analytical bent of their trainers, you'd bet Elliott Walden's Victory Gallop over Bob Baffert's Real Quiet in the Belmont Stakes.
Perez's abilities with us at ULTRADATA," said Nigel Gallop, chairman and chief executive officer of ULTRADATA.