a slow start


: lack of success at first
Despite a slow start at the box office, the movie's popularity has increased steadily.
The team got off to a slow start this season but is playing well now.

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Recent Examples on the Web After a slow start, the film has earned $93.5 million domestically and $160.7 million worldwide. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2024 Pikesville baseball: After a slow start to the season, the Panthers have earned two county wins this week, beating Franklin and Hereford. Anthony Maluso, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2024 For a slow start to your mountain morning, take your coffee and the local paper, the Jackson Hole News & Guide, out to one of the Adirondack chairs and breathe in the fresh mountain air before everyone else wakes up. Lydia Mansel, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Jan. 2024 After a slow start, Apple’s iPhone sales in China are rebounding as the smartphone giant continues to offer new discounts to beat out rivals. William Gavin, Quartz, 28 May 2024 After a slow start, Branham pitcher Jacqueline Connolly Hojas ended her time in the pitcher’s circle allowing one hit while striking out two in her final three innings. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 24 May 2024 After a slow start, Kenzie took control of both her flint and the game — taking out Liz and giving herself another notch on her résumé. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 23 May 2024 That may account for why the series got off to a slow start on Netflix’s weekly viewership charts. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 22 May 2024 Ethan Barriga West Hills Boys lacrosse Scoring six goals, the 11th-grader helped the Wolfpack top San Diego 17-7 after a slow start en route to pulling away in the Division 3 championship. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 May 2024

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“A slow start.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20slow%20start. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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