at a snail's pace


: very slowly
The work is progressing at a snail's pace.

Examples of at a snail's pace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unspoiled by the masses, Punta Allen moves at a snail's pace and has retained its original roots. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 3 Mar. 2024 Sometimes science advances at a snail's pace, but in this case that's a good thing: researchers have created a squishy material that combines polymers with liquid metal, demonstrated in a snail-like robot. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American, 1 June 2023 The episodic format advances at a snail's pace -- unlike movie biographies that by necessity race to the good stuff. Brian Lowry, CNN, 2 Dec. 2020 Teen drivers either are overly cautious, crawling along at a snail's pace and gum up the traffic or those darned no-good teens of a brazen nature are overly careless and cut off other drivers and run red lights. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 7 June 2021 But that opportunity does not come from most brick-and-mortar banks, which have been increasing their savings account rates at a snail's pace. Ken Tumin, CBS News, 5 Dec. 2022 That upended pre-pandemic trends, in which chains were taking a little bit of share from independents, but at a snail's pace. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 30 Apr. 2022 Sparty needs to run to generate most of their offense, but Davidson plays at a snail's pace, 304th in adjusted tempo and are top 10 in transition defense. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2022 Unfortunately, the traffic was bumper to bumper and crawling at a snail's pace. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021

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“At a snail's pace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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