festina lente(redirected from LENTE)
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A Latin phrase that translates as "make haste slowly," meaning to act with due diligence, focus, or attention to detail in order to avoid mistakes and finish a task more expeditiously overall. I know we're all eager to get the new software released to the public, but we must make "festina lente" our motto. We don't want to end up wasting time fixing bugs that shouldn't be there in the first place. I know you're nervous about being late, but please, festina lente—unless you want to be pulled over for speeding!
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