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slow burn

A gradual development that increases in strength or power over time. It's going to be a slow burn before we start earning serious money on this app. The rebellion against the government had been a slow burn, as decades of mistreatment slowly fueled the fires of unrest.
See also: burn, slow

slow burn

Slowly increasing anger. It is often put as do a slow burn, meaning "gradually grow angrier," as in I did a slow burn when he kept me waiting for three hours. The burn in this idiom comes from burn up in the sense of "make furious." The term was first cited in 1938 and was closely associated with comedian Edgar Kennedy.
See also: burn, slow

a slow burn

A slow burn is a feeling or effect that develops gradually. In a single weekend the slow burn of public disgust turned into a bonfire. He promised a slow burn campaign over the next 18 months to support the idea of economic change. Note: In American English, people say that someone does a slow burn if they gradually become more and more angry. Wilson, sensing a challenge to his power, did a slow burn.
See also: burn, slow

slow burn

a state of slowly mounting anger or annoyance. informal
See also: burn, slow

slow burn

n. the act of becoming angry very slowly or being resentful for a long period of time. (see also do a slow burn.) His lips were pressed together and he was angry but just having a slow burn.
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Slow Burn Theatre is an award winning locally based professional theatre group providing the South Florida community the opportunity to see daring, contemporary and intelligent works of musical theater.
“Carrie is a true example of what Slow Burn Theatre was created for, to produce daring works of musical theatre that no other company in South Florida would touch - and we are honored to have been granted the licensing for this premiere,” says Matthew Korinko, Executive Director.
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Instead, there's a constant restlessness beneath the surface here, a need for salvation that is rarely explicit, but that maintains a slow burn from song to song, granting the music a certain depth and universal appeal that eludes a lot of the band's contemporaries.