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slow burn

A gradual development that increases in strength or power over time. It's going to be a slow burn before we start earning serious money on this app. The rebellion against the government had been a slow burn, as decades of mistreatment slowly fueled the fires of unrest.
See also: burn, slow

slow burn

Slowly increasing anger. It is often put as do a slow burn, meaning "gradually grow angrier," as in I did a slow burn when he kept me waiting for three hours. The burn in this idiom comes from burn up in the sense of "make furious." The term was first cited in 1938 and was closely associated with comedian Edgar Kennedy.
See also: burn, slow

a slow burn

A slow burn is a feeling or effect that develops gradually. In a single weekend the slow burn of public disgust turned into a bonfire. He promised a slow burn campaign over the next 18 months to support the idea of economic change. Note: In American English, people say that someone does a slow burn if they gradually become more and more angry. Wilson, sensing a challenge to his power, did a slow burn.
See also: burn, slow

slow burn

a state of slowly mounting anger or annoyance. informal
See also: burn, slow

slow burn

n. the act of becoming angry very slowly or being resentful for a long period of time. (see also do a slow burn.) His lips were pressed together and he was angry but just having a slow burn.
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Paul, from Clapham, says: "I hope my design will inspire others that making an outdoor space stunning and practical isn't just for the rich and famous with big gardens, but something we can all have, even in a small garden." THE SLOW BURN GARDEN Sid Stratton and Bridget Robinson, from Kent, won gold in the Metamorphosis Garden category for their Slow Burn design celebrating seasonal variations and offering beautiful views from the house all year round.
The Slow Burn Garden by Sid Stratton and Bridget Robinson
So let's hope for the slow burn because on first viewing the laugh rate is a bit like sunny days at a Scottish caravan park - one in two.
Set to the slow burn of Glenn Branca's Symphony No.
"The Slow Burn strength training programme works the muscles using a technique of very, very slow lifting of weights," says 42- year-old father-of-two Hahn.
And Hahn's new book, The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution, is proving a big hit.
The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution, by Fredrick Hahn, Dr Michael Eades and Dr Mary Eades, is published by Random House, pounds 9.99.
or you'd just like the simple strength-dependent activities of life to be simple again, you'll need to strengthen your big, fast-twitch fibers--however many you may have--and there's no quicker or more effective way to do [that] than by joining the Slow Burn Fitness Revolution."
He has many suggestions for gradually stepping up to the Slow Burn. Once again, it's so tough, the week off between workouts is most welcomed.
These are fierce paintings What was memorable about Ligon's earlier work was the smoldering quality of its ashen palette, but here the slow burn has burst into searing flame.