slower than molasses

slower than molasses

Exceptionally slow or sluggish; not fast at all. This old laptop my dad gave me is a piece of junk. It's slower than molasses! Come on, Becky, you're slower than molasses back there! Pick up the pace and keep up with the group.
See also: molasses, slower
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You might interpret this wrongly and think that change is possible and will be made; however, the process is either never going to happen or will be slower than molasses going uphill in January
s or other centers of influence can be a process that is slower than molasses in January.
First and most importantly you have to move the sander slower than molasses on a cold day.
Kokanee fishing at Odell Lake ranges from fast and furious one minute to slower than molasses the next, but patient anglers are getting fish.
It was only the first day of a 43-day meet, but early returns indicate last summer's $9 million investment known as Polytrack might play like a real racetrack in 2008 rather than spewing out times slower than molasses.
They are "forced out" of jobs because "no one likes them"--never mind the fact that they are constantly pessimistic, grumpy, and slower than molasses.
Admittedly, Giustiniani's papers had been made available in the mid-twentieth century to a scholar who was given exclusive access to them in anticipation of a planned nine-volume edition, but when only two volumes appeared and the process seemed to be moving along slower than molasses, the Camaldolese had recourse to the courts and took their manuscripts back.
Old-fashioned Southerners know few things are slower than molasses in winter.