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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 and a hare, which stopped to nap during the race and therefore lost.


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