Examples from the Web for slow burn
Alex Edwards, Founder of Natural High, agrees with this slow-burn philosophy.
There are “not a lot of Rwandas, but a lot of slow-burn horrific conflicts,” she said.Obama Announces Board Aimed at Preventing Next Genocide|Sarah Wildman|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The plot often advances at a slow-burn pace as unresolved issues materialize down the line.
British Dictionary definitions for slow burn
Idioms and Phrases with slow burn
Slowly increasing anger. It is often put as do a slow burn, meaning “gradually grow angrier,” as in I did a slow burn when he kept me waiting for three hours. The burn in this idiom comes from burn up in the sense of “make furious.” The term was first cited in 1938 and was closely associated with comedian Edgar Kennedy.