at a snail's pace
Definition of at a snail's pace
: very slowly The work is progressing at a snail's pace.
Word by Word Definitions
: a gastropod mollusk especially when having an external enclosing spiral shell
: a slow-moving or sluggish person or thing
: to move, act, or go slowly or lazily
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