slowly but surely

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

slowly play
  1. : in a slow manner : not quickly, fast, early, rashly, or readily

surely play
  1. : in a sure manner:

  2. : without danger or risk of injury or loss : safely

  3. : with assurance : confidently


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