slow-going


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slow-going

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Proceeding at a rate less than usual or desired:
Informal: poky.
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Rokoff, on the other hand, had used little or no intelligence in his flight along the Ugambi, so that more often than not his craft had drifted in the slow-going eddies, for he habitually hugged the bank farthest from that along which the hideous horde pursued and menaced him.
It's all hum-drum, and podgy, and slow-going, any going so long as you get there heaven knows when.
Why, good people, when he comes smoothly spinning through the Yard to-night, like a slow-going benevolent Humming-Top, and when you come about him with your complaints of the Grubber, you don't know what a cheat the Proprietor is
Henderson seems the best of the hunters, a slow-going fellow, and hard to rouse; but roused he must have been, for Smoke had a bruised and discoloured eye, and looked particularly vicious when he came into the cabin for supper.
The slow-going carrots serve the purpose of thinning the radishes.
Summary: Bringing more women onto boards and into the higher ranks of law firms in the United States is still a slow-going project; studies over the .
of Stavanger and International Research Institute, Norway) points out in the preface that the Doha negotiations in the World Trade Organization have been slow-going since December 2011, in part because of challenging domestic interests and non-trade policy objectives that are creating obstacles to development of a multilateral trade system.
It has added to political uncertainty fuelled by a protracted electoral impasse in Haiti, as it also grapples with a national cholera epidemic and slow-going efforts to recover from a catastrophic earthquake a year ago.
Officials say the operation is slow-going because of the rugged terrain.
Heavy rains, which had made rescue efforts slow-going, eased off on Thursday, allowing helicopters to go deeper into the affected region to get a better assessment of the threat, our correspondent said.
He suggested a more emphatic system of punishment than the current fines and suspensions in place, citing the Sheffield Shield approach of docking points from slow-going teams.
At first, it was slow-going, but we've managed to make a lot happen so that we're constantly keeping busy with the band.