slow march


Also found in: Dictionary.

slow march

1. A slow but steady progression toward a particular end. We know now that Gladys has been on a slow march toward death—her condition is terminal. I'm afraid that, without any changes, the company is on a slow march toward bankruptcy.
2. A slower-paced, rhythmic piece of music originally used to accompany marching soldiers. We're rehearsing a slow march for the concert on Sunday.
See also: march, slow
References in periodicals archive ?
Paul Senior High School Naval Cadet Corps, Three Town Senior High School Fire Cadet Corps and the some Senior High schools army cadet corps all demonstrated their skills in drills such as quick and slow marches, to the admiration of the audience, which clapped their hands in appreciation.
After a slow March, home sales were brisk in April.
The King's Division Brass Band performed new arrangements by Katie Chatburn of the slow march 'Farewell Manchester' and quick march 'The Manchester' - both of which are believed to have been performed a century ago by the Manchester Regiment.
YOU can gauge how badly Arsene Wenger's slow march into what will surely be retirement is going by the widespread indifference to his team's struggles.
UPWARD BOUND AGAIN--The daily price of an OPEC barrel continues its slow march upward and is now comfortably above $50.
"I'm not normally an emotional chap but escorting the Roll of Honour with that slow march with a slow drumbeat...
The nearly 640-kilometer-wide storm blew ashore in the morning in the mostly cleared-out Florida Keys and began a slow march up the state's west coast.
In a dignified manner and synchronized with tune played by the PMA Band, Senior Division left the drill square in slow march. It is the cherished dream of every cadet to step up the stairs leading to the Battalion Mess and become a part of the Pakistan Army Officers' fraternity.
After a slow March, when hiring probable was held down by a winter storm, the US economic engine added an estimated 211,000 net new positions in April while the jobless rate declined a tenth to 4.4 percent, the lowest since May 2007.
However, the slow march towards regulation and government recognition stunts Bitcoin's prospective growth.
This groundbreaking work resolves such controversies as Grant's drunken partying with the enemy, unfairly blaming Lew Wallace for the slow march to Shiloh, pretending to possess a plan to pass Vicksburg, taking credit for the charge up Missionary Ridge, leaving wounded men to die between the lines at Cold Harbor, and mistreating Black soldiers and civilians.
companies continue a slow march toward gender diversity." That is a conclusion of a report released earlier this year by the EY Center for Board Matters on gender diversity on U.S.
It was Sheldon's first lead since 1-0 and capped its slow march back.
The coalition government's slow march to formally launching the next general election has exposed some of the top issues we'll hear even more about during the weeks ahead.