at a snail's pace Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"at a snail's pace" in British English

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at a snail's pace

extremelyslowly: The ​roads were ​full of ​traffic and we were ​travelling at a snail's ​pace for two ​hours.
(Definition of at a snail's pace from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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at a snail’s pace

extremelyslowly: The ​roads were ​jammed with ​cars, and we were ​moving at a snail’s ​pace.
(Definition of at a snail’s pace from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “at a snail's pace”
in Chinese (Simplified) 非常慢地,缓慢地…
in Turkish son derece yavaş, ağır ağır…
in Russian черепашьим шагом…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非常慢地,緩慢地…
in Polish w ślimaczym tempie…
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