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slower and slower

At an increasingly slower rate, pace, or velocity. The economy's growth has been getting slower and slower each month, leading some economists to worry that a crash could be on the horizon. The jet flew slower and slower until it eventually began falling from the sky.
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slower than molasses

Exceptionally slow or sluggish; not fast at all. This old laptop my dad gave me is a piece of junk. It's slower than molasses! Come on, Becky, you're slower than molasses back there! Pick up the pace and keep up with the group.
See also: molasses, slower

slower than molasses in January

Exceptionally slow or sluggish; not fast at all. This old laptop my dad gave me is a piece of junk. It's slower than molasses in January! Come on, Becky, you're slower than molasses in January back there! Pick up the pace and keep up with the group.
See also: January, molasses, slower
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*slow as molasses in January

 and slower than molasses in January
very slow-moving. (*Also: as ~.) Can't you get dressed any faster? I declare, you're as slow as molasses in January. The traffic on the way to the concert was slower than molasses in January.
See also: January, molasses, slow

slower and slower

at a decreasing rate of speed; slow and then even slower. The car is going slower and slower and will stop soon. The dog's breathing got slower and slower as it went to sleep.
See also: and, slower
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

slow as (slower than) molasses (in January)

Extremely dilatory. This simile is American in origin, dates from the midor late nineteenth century, and is a vivid one for anyone who has ever tried to pour cold molasses from one container into another. “He’s slower than molasses,” wrote J. W. McAndrews (Monologue, ca. 1880).
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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