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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“Slowly but surely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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