go slow

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go slow

To exhibit a lack of eagerness or motivation do something. Boy, you sure are going slow on this homework assignment, huh?
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go ˈslow (on something)

show less enthusiasm for achieving something: The government is going slow on tax reforms.
See also: go, slow
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References in classic literature ?
"No American goes slow," said Ian Maclaren, "if he has the chance of going fast; he does not stop to talk if he can talk walking; and he does not walk if he can ride." He is as pleased as a child with a new toy when some speed record is broken, when a pair of shoes is made in eleven minutes, when a man lays twelve hundred bricks in an hour, or when a ship crosses the Atlantic in four and a half days.
But one thing I can never understand As I watch that ticking, moving hand: How is it, when I get the answer quick, The clock goes slow - is it by some trick?
Crunching steps on deepened snow, a whitened world where time goes slow. Snowflakes drop on curious tongues, icy breath smokes out from lungs.