a gradual building up of anger, as opposed to an immediate outburst:
I did a slow burn as the conversation progressed.
a steadily penetrating show of anger or contempt
Slowly increasing anger. It is often put as do a slow burn, meaning “gradually grow angrier,” as in I did a slow burn when he kept me waiting for three hours. The burn in this idiom comes from burn up in the sense of “make furious.” The term was first cited in 1938 and was closely associated with comedian Edgar Kennedy.
- Slow but steady wins the race
Slow but steady wins the race definition Consistent, effective effort leads to success. This is the moral of one of Aesop’s fables, “The Tortoise and the Hare.”
- Slow but sure
Gradual or plodding but certain to finish, as in Slow but sure this book’s getting written. This idiom was first recorded in 1562, although the idea is much older. A related phrase appears in the proverb slow and steady wins the race, which is the moral of Aesop’s fable about the race between a tortoise […]
- Slow channel-blocking agent
slow channel-blocking agent n. See calcium channel-blocking agent.
noun, Informal. 1. a slowpoke. noun 1. (Brit, informal) a person who moves, acts, or works slowly US and Canadian equivalent slowpoke