slower and 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

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
References in classic literature ?
The alternations of night and day grew slower and slower, and so did the passage of the sun across the sky, until they seemed to stretch through centuries.
This time he did not trouble himself to make excuses as before, and his letters were less frequent, and shorter and less affectionate, especially after the first few weeks: they came slower and slower, and more terse and careless every time.
And he punched on and on, slower and slower, as the last shreds of vitality oozed from him, through centuries and aeons and enormous lapses of time, until, in a dim way, he became aware that the nameless thing was sinking, slowly sinking down to the rough board-planking of the bridge.
Step by step, slower and slower, Richard Wardour drew back, and left them by themselves.
ING's Mapa said both bank loans and money supply indicators 'continue to decline, with domestic liquidity grinding to single digit growth for half a year now while commercial bank lending posting slower and slower growth prints for 4 months straight.'
My hunting setup tends to get slower and slower every year.
"As you get older the bandwidth gets slower and slower," he said.
As we age, this "sloughing off' process becomes slower and slower. As we have all heard, even the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas, not to mention urban areas like Atlanta, Georgia, have a very high ozone rating.
Lleyton Hewitt is one player who is adamant that the courts have been getting slower and slower over the past four years and argues that at his home Grand Slam, the courts should be tailored to his playing strengths.
'I was lying on the ground and all around me everything went dark and at the same time I heard my heartbeat getting louder and louder, but slower and slower.