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(as) slow as molasses

Exceptionally slow or sluggish; not fast at all. This old laptop my dad gave me is a piece of junk. It's as slow as molasses! Come on, Becky, you're slow as molasses back there! Pick up the pace and keep up with the group.
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This works well if done conservatively, yet if overdone, the action will feel wonderfully light, but lock-time becomes as slow as molasses in the winter, consequently accuracy suffers drastically.
Solidly acted but aloof and slow as molasses, "Middle of Nowhere" seems neither here nor there in charting a young Los Angeles woman's uncertainty over whether to stay committed to her jailed husband or to ride into the sunset with a gentle bus driver.
They actually hope that the economy is as slow as molasses at election time.
But there are rules to follow, and Albany works as slow as molasses and the Council does too.
The blink of an eyes is as slow as molasses compared to the bite of the trap-jaw ant.