snail's pace
noun Date: 15th century an extremely slow pace

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  • snail's pace — snail s′ pace′ n. an extremely slow rate of progress • Etymology: 1400–50 snail′ paced , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • snail's pace — noun Etymology: Middle English snayles pas : an excessively slow pace or rate of speed business is progressing at a snail s pace * * * an extremely slow rate: The work progresses at a snail s pace. [1400 50; late ME] * * * snail s pace noun A… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snail's pace — {n.} A very slow movement forward. * /Time moved at a snail s pace before the holidays./ * /The donkey on which he was riding moved at a snail s pace./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • snail's pace — {n.} A very slow movement forward. * /Time moved at a snail s pace before the holidays./ * /The donkey on which he was riding moved at a snail s pace./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • snail's\ pace — noun A very slow movement forward. Time moved at a snail s pace before the holidays. The donkey on which he was riding moved at a snail s pace …   Словарь американских идиом

  • snail's pace — an extremely slow rate: The work progresses at a snail s pace. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • snail's pace — a very slow movement forward The cars on the highway moved at a snail s pace …   Idioms and examples

  • snail's pace — noun A very slow pace. My grandmother drives her car at a snails pace. See Also: slow as molasses, slow as molasses in January, slow as a snail …   Wiktionary

  • snail's pace — a very slow speed or rate of progress. → snail …   English new terms dictionary

  • snail's pace — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A very slow rate of speed: crawl, creep. See FAST …   English dictionary for students

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