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slow off the mark

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slow off the mark

adjective phrase

Late in starting; dilatory; behindhand: If anything, the Clinton Administration has been a bit slow off the regulatory mark

[1972+; fr the mark from which foot-racers start]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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