at a snail's pace

Definition of at a snail's pace

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a gastropod mollusk especially when having an external enclosing spiral shell

    :  a slow-moving or sluggish person or thing

  1. :  to move, act, or go slowly or lazily

  1. :  rate of movement

    :  an established rate of locomotion

    :  rate of progress

  1. :  to walk with often slow or measured tread

    :  to move along :  proceed

    :  to cover at a walk

  1. :  contrary to the opinion of

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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