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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.
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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

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.
See also: and, slower

*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

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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Maharoof had Glenn McGrath-like accuracy and mixed it up pretty well with at least two slower balls per over and (Lasith) Malinga and (Dilhara) Fernando showed great skill with the deception of their slower balls.
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