slow lane


: a section of a highway for cars that are traveling at slower speeds
: 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.

Examples of slow lane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But net neutrality advocates saw it as a step toward a two-tier Internet, with the high-speed lane reserved for companies with deep pockets, and everyone else left stuck in the slow lane. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Feb. 2015 IPOs have basically been stuck in the slow lane since 2021 when a record-breaking number of companies—397—went public. Byluisa Beltran, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 Two lanes were shut down by emergency crews and a traffic alert was issued just before 9 a.m. Video shown by Fox 5 San Diego showed an upright truck that had gone off the freeway’s slow lane and up a steep embankment. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 June 2023 The two lanes on the right, including the slow lane, remained closed. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2023 The Moon is sliding into your sleepy 12th house for her monthly visit, giving you permission to shift into the slow lane and coast along. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 12 Mar. 2023 The situation worsened a short time later when a big-rig jackknifed on the freeway around 10:30 a.m., blocking the slow lane and the shoulder. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Slow lane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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