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at a snail's pace

Very slowly (as a snail is known to move very slowly). My research is moving at a snail's pace—every experiment I've tried so far has failed. We'll never get there on time with you driving at a snail's pace!
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break into a gallop

Of a horse, to begin running (i.e. "galloping"). The inexperienced rider found herself clutching the reins when her horse broke into a gallop.
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at a snail's gallop

Very slowly. Snails are known for moving very slowly. My research is moving at a snail's gallop—every experiment I've tried so far has failed. We'll never get there on time with you driving at a snail's gallop!
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gallop through (something)

1. Literally, to travel on horseback very quickly through some place or area. (A "gallop" is a running stride by a horse.) My horse galloped through the countryside while I clung to the reins in terror.
2. By extension, to do something hastily and, often, sloppily. I can tell you galloped through this essay—look at all these spelling errors!
See also: gallop, through

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.
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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.
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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!
See also: gallop, through

at a snail's pace

COMMON If something is moving or happening at a snail's pace, it is moving or happening very slowly. The vote counting continues at a snail's pace but already clear results are emerging. The economy grew at a snail's pace in the first three months of this year. She was driving at a snail's pace, looking in every house. Note: You can also use snail's pace before a noun. Observers hope that the meeting will speed up two years of snail's-pace progress. Note: You usually use this expression when you think that it would be better if it went more quickly.
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at a snail's pace

extremely slowly.
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at a ˈsnail’s pace

(informal) very slowly: My grandmother drove the car 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.
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at a snail’s gallop

verb
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at a snail's pace

Very slowly. The slowness of snails was pointed out about 200 b.c. by the Roman poet Plautus and the term “snail’s pace” in English goes back to about 1400. Relative to its size, however, a snail travels a considerable distance each day, using the undersurface of its muscular foot to propel itself.
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NEWMARKET GALLOPS David Milnes Regal Reality Sir Michael Stoute The four-year-old is by Intello, who stands at Cheveley Park Stud, and is one of his highest-rated offspring following his convincing win in the Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown last time.
Gallop, who now lives in Roseau, the capital of the Caribbean island Dominica, pleaded not guilty to five offences of indecent assault which spanned four to six months in the early 1960s.
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"I think a charter of rights is designed to put a spotlight on those things, which is exactly what we need," Gallop said.
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After an investigation, the university found Gallop not guilty of both students' charges of sexual harassment, but concluded that she had violated the university's Policy on Sexual Harassment concerning consensual "amorous sexual relations." The policy does not prohibit such relationships outright, but requires that any professor take specific steps to avoid "abuse of power" and "conflict of interest." The university found that Gallop and Beckelman "had an amorous relationship," though not a sexual one, and that Gallop should have informed her superior of the relationship and withdrawn from her supervision of Beckelman.(2)
Johnson says that Torosaurs, Triceratops and probably all ceratopsian dinosaurs had sprawling lizard-like forelimbs after all, and therefore could not gallop. However, he adds, they could move quickly when necessary.
NEWMARKET GALLOPS David Milnes VVMIRAGE Dancer Sir Michael Stoute's great friend and cricket legend Michael Holding is nearing the end of his annual summer stay but he was on hand to see his favourite horse in action on the Limekilns round gallop under Ryan Moore.
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The LED sculpture shows an animated horse running as if it could gallop through the historic PARK landscape and among neighbouring sculptures by Anthony Caro, Dennis Oppenheim and Peter Liversidge.
He made use of the short gallop at second lot to exercise King's Stand Stakes winner Blue Point.
Now Henderson (below) will give Altior a Cheltenham prep race in the Game Chase or a racecourse gallop at Newbury on 10 February.
Before Gallop, Mahendra served Travelocity and i2 Technologies.
Rob Lloyd said the future of the entire venture could be in jeopardy because a council is taking a firm line over the use of a partly constructed all-weather gallop.