slow as molasses

slow as molasses
slow as molasses (or slower than molasses)
US informal : very slow or slowly

I used to be a fast runner, but now I'm slow as molasses.

People have complained that the legislature is moving/working slower than molasses.

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Main Entry:molasses

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  • slow as molasses... — See as slow as molasses in January …   English idioms

  • slow as molasses in January — adjective Extremely slow Syn: snails pace, slow as a snail …   Wiktionary

  • as slow as molasses in January — only a dead snail is slower    The tortoise is very slow as slow as molasses in January …   English idioms

  • slow — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. time consuming; dull witted, dense (sl.); tardy, sluggish; slack, leisurely; tedious, boring. See slowness, ignorance, lateness, weariness.Ant., fast, quick witted, bright. v. slacken, moderate,… …   English dictionary for students

  • slow as a snail — adjective Extremely slow Syn: snails pace, slow as molasses in January, slow as molasses …   Wiktionary

  • slow — Synonyms and related words: Boeotian, Micawberish, after time, almost unheard of, ambling, apathetic, arid, arrest, arrested, averse, back, backpedal, backward, backwater, balking, balky, barren, behind, behind the times, behind time, behindhand …   Moby Thesaurus

  • slow-footed — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Proceeding at a rate less than usual or desired: dilatory, laggard, slow, slow going, slow paced, tardy. Informal: poky1. Idiom: slow as molasses in January. See FAST …   English dictionary for students

  • slow-going — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Proceeding at a rate less than usual or desired: dilatory, laggard, slow, slow footed, slow paced, tardy. Informal: poky1. Idiom: slow as molasses in January. See FAST …   English dictionary for students

  • slow-paced — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Proceeding at a rate less than usual or desired: dilatory, laggard, slow, slow footed, slow going, tardy. Informal: poky1. Idiom: slow as molasses in January. See FAST …   English dictionary for students

  • slow — adj 1. not rapid, snail like, going at a snail s pace, tortoise like, slower than molasses in January, crawling, plodding, shuffling; dawdling, lagging, lally gagging; hesitant, faltering, pausing, hanging back. 2. gradual, moderate, leisurely,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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