Definition of snail's pace in English:

snail's pace


  • [in singular] An extremely slow speed.

    ‘he drove at a snail's pace’
    • ‘As the section played, the crowd grew and traffic outside the bar slowed to a snail's pace as curious onlookers stopped to enjoy the music.’
    • ‘Maxi taxi drivers had to slow down to a snail's pace, as they passed through the flooded Priority Bus Route, near the entrance to City Gate.’
    • ‘Their picaresque journey is slowed to a snail's pace by roadblocks, alcohol and banter about anything - anything but what is really on their minds.’
    • ‘As the number of pop-up ads continue to escalate, even mundane activities have been slowed to a snail's pace.’
    • ‘Making no eye contact I shuffled forward one place in the queue that now seemed to have slowed to a snail's pace.’