slowly but surely


: by making slow but definite progress
used to stress that something is happening or being done even though it is not happening or being done quickly
We're getting the work done, slowly but surely.

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Recent Examples on the Web Along with his new movie role, Majors is slowly but surely reentering into the zeitgeist. Marc Griffin,, 21 June 2024 In both instances, the opposition, the U.S. and the international community slowly but surely convinced the autocrats (or bullied them, in Ortega’s case) to hold free and fair contests and, more important, to swallow the unfavorable results. Tim Padgett, Sun Sentinel, 16 June 2024 In the wild west that is today’s e-commerce landscape, there is only one way to describe the current patent enforcement system: a disaster that is slowly but surely killing the American Dream. Michael Benarde, Fortune, 10 May 2024 The cast slowly but surely made more money and quit their day jobs slinging goat-cheese balls to tourists and dancing on the most heterosexual float at the Pride parade for Lisa Vanderpump’s amusement. Caroline Framke, Vulture, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for slowly but surely 

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“Slowly but surely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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