snail's pace


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snail's pace

A very slow pace, as in They're making progress with testing the new vaccine, but at a snail's pace. [c. 1400]
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But despite its reputations for fast cars, Modena is a sleepy city where life crawls along at a snail's pace for the 180,000 or so citizens.
In Steely Dan's universe, time moves at a snail's pace, but their sound remains as sharp and engaging as it did on ``Gaucho,'' the tightly wound duo's last studio outing nearly 20 years ago.
But a steady turnover of defense attorneys and a flurry of pretrial motions slowed the case to a snail's pace.
But the flood relief works needed throughout the country are happening at snail's pace at best.
State transportation officials grappling with congestion at the 405-101 freeway interchange solicited advice from a select group of experts Monday - the motorists who must drive at a snail's pace through the interchange each day.
Anyone who has driven, at a snail's pace, through so-called roadworks with not a worker in sight might feel inclined to ask: "That long?
What's more, it cost taxpayers a whopping EUR60million for the privilege to travel at a snail's pace on Dublin Buses.
When the Ventura freeway was moving at a snail's pace one recent night, this place popped into mind, and I began craving its sandwiches (I'd been there several times in the last few years), so I exited and headed to Ventura Boulevard.
THEY used to call it the information superhighway, but internet property services are still moving at a snail's pace.
Yep, just crazy enough to do it again, but at a snail's pace next time.
Now at its usual snail's pace the Office of Fair Trading has piped up.
While the stock exchange said it handled the flood with little difficulty, some brokerage firms that cater to individual investors reported jammed phone lines, and some of their electronic trading systems slowed to a snail's pace.
We are seeing steady progress but studios are still moving at a snail's pace,'' said Andrew Levy, a spokesman for the Directors Guild of America.
If that sounds like a snail's pace, note that over the same period the FTSE100 is down 31 per cent.
And forget the snail's pace of seeing one item at a time on the auction block.