snails pace


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snail's′ pace′


n.
an extremely slow rate of progress.
[1400–50]
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. The residents said that the Gas supply project has become a victim of political wrangling, as this project was started a year ago.