slow burn Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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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 ​allowscareers to be put on a ​slowburn 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 ​spontaneousoutbursts, while her ​partner Terry would do a ​slowburn.
(Definition of slow burn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slow burn”
in Chinese (Simplified) 活动, 缓慢发展期…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活動, 緩慢發展期…
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