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slowpoke

Someone who moves or does things in a particularly slow or sluggish manner; someone who is or has been dawdling. We're never going to finish our project by the deadline with this slowpoke weighing us down! Hurry up, slowpoke! We're not going to wait all day for you to catch up with us.
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The response, "helping others get the work done,' may flash another message: "I am fast' or "We have some slowpokes in our group.
The trip breaks down the group into "pods" for different types of experiences people are seeking, from the slowpokes in search of relaxation to those who want to race to the finish.
Yes, these freeway slowpokes can be a hazard, especially when faster drivers pass on the right.
I'm not a member (yet), but I think members have the right idea to re-educate these slowpokes.
Some sprouts should appear in a week to 10 days; some slowpokes take a week or two longer.
Absent-minded slowpokes who putter along in the left lane, beware
Paleontologists have long viewed turtles as evolutionary slowpokes, the sole survivors of an ancient group that later gave rise to other reptiles, birds, and mammals.
A second term describes how these oscillators influence each other to slow down speeders and speed up slowpokes.
As is usually the case, I have my star performers and my slowpokes.
While the developers downplayed the importance of being first, Armstrong said the leader may be able to command higher rents, and some of the slowpokes could get knocked out of the game entirely.
And at one municipal loop in Colorado, Knuth says, the worst slowpokes are actually taken off the course and given refunds.