snail's pace

noun

Definition of snail's pace

: an extremely slow pace

Examples of snail's pace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The snail's pace delivery of the rental assistance has put many renters at risk of losing their homes, said Ingrid Gould Ellen, a New York University professor who has studied emergency rental assistance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. USA Today, 15 Aug. 2021 Instead, the auditors have moved as a snail's pace and had to shut down Thursday after counting about 500,000 ballots. Bob Christie, ajc, 16 May 2021 Instead, the auditors have moved as a snail's pace and had to shut down Thursday after counting about 500,000 ballots. Bob Christie, ajc, 16 May 2021 Instead, the auditors have moved as a snail's pace and had to shut down Thursday after counting about 500,000 ballots. Bob Christie, ajc, 16 May 2021 Instead, the auditors have moved as a snail's pace and had to shut down Thursday after counting about 500,000 ballots. Bob Christie, ajc, 16 May 2021 Teen drivers either are overly cautious, crawling along at a snail's pace and gum up the traffic or those darned no-good teens of a brazen nature are overly careless and cut off other drivers and run red lights. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Instead, the auditors have moved as a snail's pace and had to shut down Thursday after counting about 500,000 ballots. Bob Christie, ajc, 16 May 2021 Instead, the auditors have moved as a snail's pace and had to shut down Thursday after counting about 500,000 ballots. Bob Christie, ajc, 16 May 2021

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First Known Use of snail's pace

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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28 Aug 2021

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“Snail's pace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snail%27s%20pace. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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