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English definition of “slow burn”

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 and moving slowly
(Definition of slow burn noun (ACTIVITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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