slow off the mark

slow off the mark
slow off the mark/blocks/informal phrase
not reacting quickly to take advantage of a situation

We have been slow off the mark in spotting this business opportunity.

Thesaurus: to do something slowlysynonym
Main entry: slow

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slow off the mark — see mark, 1
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Main Entry:slow

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quick/slow off the ˈmark idiom
fast/slow in reacting to a situation

If you're quick off the mark in answering these questions, you could win a prize.

Main entry:markidiom

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