snails pace

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snail's′ pace′

an extremely slow rate of progress.
snail′-paced`, adj.
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Sources further told that construction work on zero point interchange is at snails pace because the construction company has not been paid money.
Both directions were a snails pace as the traffic was funnelled into submission.
ISLAMABAD, September 23, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The supply of Sui Gas project in Union Council (UC) Bara Kahu including others UCs of Islamabad is at snails pace.