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slow time

noun, Informal.
Compare fast time.
Origin of slow time
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The boats on Victoria Nyanza do not travel at night, which accounts for the slow time.

  • He reported them “all right, but they're having rather a slow time of it, I think.”

    The Five Jars Montague Rhodes James
  • The "Banks of Dee" is, you know, literally "Langolee" to slow time.

  • If ever a girl had a slow time it's been me; but I have been holdin' off, hoping he might get into something else.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • The slow time passed, and there was no decrease of the fire.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The band of the Gloucesters were practising scales in unison to slow time.

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • Both advanced in slow time, with none of the fury of a regular charge; but it was soon evident that they "meant business."

    In The Saddle Oliver Optic
  • That was when we found the Territorial battalion undressin' in slow time.

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling
  • The first two volumes were danced in slow time, to the accompaniment of two flutes and a lyre.

    The Patient Observer Simeon Strunsky
British Dictionary definitions for slow time

slow time

(military) a slow marching pace, usually 65 or 75 paces to the minute: used esp in funeral ceremonies
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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