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in the slow lane

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin the slow lanein the slow laneif a company, organization etc is in the slow lane, it is less successful than others The country is expected to remain in the slow lane of economic recovery. slow lane
Examples from the Corpus
in the slow laneWould you expect him to poke along in the slow lane?As always since the Government came into power, we are in the slow lane.Old fogey that I am, after that I stayed in the slow lane, poking along at 80 or 90.
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