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slow lane

noun
     
slow lane [countable]
1 the part of a large road where vehicles drive more slowly than the other vehicles on the road [↪ fast lane]
2

in the slow lane

if 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.
WORD FOCUS: road WORD FOCUS: road
a big road: main road, highway, motorway British English, freeway American English, expressway, turnpike American English, interstate American English, A-road British English

a road in a town: street, avenue, boulevard

a road in the countryside: country road, lane, track

a road you pay to use: toll road

parts of a road: fast lane, slow lane, hard shoulder British English/shoulder American English, central reservation British English/median strip American English, pavement British English/sidewalk American English


See also
road

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