snail's pace


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snail's pace

A very slow pace, as in They're making progress with testing the new vaccine, but at a snail's pace. [c. 1400]
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But when it comes to the Internet service on his computer, the businessman from Oklahoma City is moving at a snail's pace.
Well, lucky for you the tempo slows to a snail's pace.
PRE-SEASON continues apace at Weymouth - a snail's pace, that is.
because Havret was going round at such a snail's pace.
Safety considerations must be paramount, of course, but are we alone in finding it difficult to remember British summers of 30 years ago forcing the trains to slow to snail's pace.
Is there something I can do to speed up that snail's pace connection?
However, identify and challenge those facets of your institution's operation that are crawling at a snail's pace for no good reason.
But when it continues to move in an unusual way or at a snail's pace, the structure probably needs some lube--EL PRONTO
With little dialogue or plot and crawling along at a snail's pace, the film is open to interpretation--but there's no shortage of suggestion in the relationship between the two lead characters, played by Matt Damon and Casey Affleck.
The programme seems to pass by at a snail's pace with only a handful of studio guests, who are given little opportunity to speak in any great detail.
Juggernauts, tankers, cement mixers and other heavy lorries snaked along routes at a snail's pace in more than a dozen regions, including roads around Rome and Milan.
Even with immigration, our population growth has slowed to a snail's pace.
Most know it's important, but they have been strangled by their own policies and systems--painfully slow methods that get the corporate version of the facts to people at a snail's pace delivered in a package that is much too slick and controlled to be credible.
The demystification movement within Christianity seems to be progressing at a snail's pace.
As a federal agency, we have to proceed at a snail's pace," says Vicky Risner, project director and dance specialist at the Library of Congress, "but the deal is definitely a go.