slow as molasses

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of slow as molasses

US, informal
:very slow or slowly
  • I used to be a fast runner, but now I'm slow as molasses.

Word by Word Definitions

slow play
  1. : mentally dull : stupid

  2. : naturally inert or sluggish

  3. : lacking in readiness, promptness, or willingness

  1. : slowly

  1. : to make slow or slower : slacken the speed of

  2. : to go or become slower

molasses play
  1. : the thick dark to light brown syrup that is separated from raw sugar in sugar manufacture

  2. : a syrup made from boiling down sweet vegetable or fruit juice


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