slow lane

noun

Definition of slow lane

1 : a section of a highway for cars that are traveling at slower speeds
2 : a situation in which someone or something is not advancing as quickly as others or is not as successful as others
  • His career is still stuck in the slow lane.

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

lane play
  1. : a narrow passageway between fences or hedges

  2. : a relatively narrow way or track: such as

  3. : an ocean route used by or prescribed for ships

  1. : Scottish variant of lone


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