slow burn Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "slow burn" - English Dictionary

See all translations

slow burnnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  

slow burn noun [C usually singular] (ACTIVITY)

UK a period of not much activity: Many workers have benefited from the new programme, which allows careers to be put on a slow burn for months or years and then reactivated.

slow burn noun [C usually singular] (ANGER)

US a slow, controlled show of anger: When angered, Ellen was given to spontaneous outbursts, while her partner Terry would do a slow burn.
Translations of “slow burn”
in Chinese (Traditional) 活動, 緩慢發展期…
in Chinese (Simplified) 活动, 缓慢发展期…
(Definition of slow burn from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of slow burn?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More