at a snail's pace

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of at a snail's pace

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : a slow-moving or sluggish person or thing

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

pace play
  1. : rate of movement

  2. : rate of progress

  3. : an example to be emulated

  1. : to walk with often slow or measured tread

  2. : to move along : proceed

  3. : to go at a pace

  1. : contrary to the opinion of


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