at a snail's pace
at a snail's pace & at a snail's gallop
very slowly. •

Things are moving along at a snail's pace here, but we'll finish on time—have no fear.

Poor old Wally is creeping at a snail's gallop because his car has a flat tire.

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See: SNAIL'S PACE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • at a snail's pace — at a snail’s pace phrase very slowly Change happens at a snail’s pace in this institution. Thesaurus: slowlysynonym Main entry: snail * * * at a snail s pace : very slowly …   Useful english dictionary

  • at a snail's pace — See: SNAIL S PACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at a snail's pace — If something moves at a snail s pace, it moves very slowly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • at a snail’s pace — AND at a snail’s gallop od. very slowly. □ Things are moving along at a snail’s pace here, but we’ll finish on time have no fear. □ Poor old Wally is creeping at a snail’s gallop because his car has a flat tire …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • at a snail's pace —    If something moves at a snail s pace, it moves very slowly.     The old man was driving along the road at a snail s pace …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • at a snail's pace — very slowly. The action moves at a snail s pace in this film, as if all the characters were asleep. Etymology: from the fact that a snail (= a small animal with a round shell) moves very slowly …   New idioms dictionary

  • at a snail's pace — very slowly Change happens at a snail s pace in this institution …   English dictionary

  • at\ a\ snail's\ pace — See: snail s pace …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at a snail's pace — very slowly, at an extremely slow speed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • at a snail’s gallop — Go to at a snail’s pace …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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