slow but sure

slow but sure
   If something or someone is slow but sure, they may take their time to do something, but they are reliable.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)

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  • slow but sure — Sure means properly ‘sure footed, deliberate’ and is frequently contrasted with slow as in 1562 G. LEGH Accidence of Armoury 97 Although the Asse be slowe, yet is he sure. Closely related to the previous proverb (slow and steady wins the race).… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • slow but sure — If something or someone is slow but sure, they may take their time to do something, but they are reliable …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • slow but sure — ► slow but sure not quick but achieving the required result eventually. Main Entry: ↑slow …   English terms dictionary

  • slow but sure — not quick but achieving the required result eventually a slow but sure increase in the price of gold …   Useful english dictionary

  • slow but (or and) sure — not quick but achieving the required result eventually. → slow …   English new terms dictionary

  • slow — ► ADJECTIVE 1) moving or capable of moving only at a low speed. 2) lasting or taking a long time. 3) (of a clock or watch) showing a time earlier than the correct time. 4) not prompt to understand, think, or learn. 5) uneventful; showing little… …   English terms dictionary

  • slow — adj., adv., & v. adj. 1 a taking a relatively long time to do a thing or cover a distance (also foll. by of: slow of speech). b not quick; acting or moving or done without speed. 2 gradual; obtained over a length of time (slow growth). 3 not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slow and steady wins the race — Sometimes merged with slow but sure. 1762 R. LLOYD Poems 38 You may deride my awkward pace, But slow and steady wins the race. 1894 G. F. NORTHALL Folk Phrases 22 Slow and steady wins the race. 2002 Washington Post Book World 14 Apr. 4 In Gould’s …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • slow — see slow and steady wins the race slow but sure …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • sure — see slow but sure …   Proverbs new dictionary

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