|slow as molasses...
||(See as slow as molasses in January)
||a day with few customers, a day with little activity
||We had another slow day at the theater - only six customers!
||go slower, ease up
||Please slow down for the bumps. You're driving too fast.
||a person who is working slower than the others
||I'm a slowpoke! I've done only one question; you've done six!
||not do, avoid doing, procrastinate
||I've been sluffing off. I'm behind in my assignments.
||work slowly but steadily, plug away
||When we returned, Annie was still slugging away at her math.
||(See a slug)
|smack dab in the middle
||directly in the middle, in the center
||The ball landed smack dab in the middle of the pizza.
||is similar to, shades of
||Even the phrase person of color smacks of racism. Don't use it.
||unimportant things, insignificant matters
||Don't worry about a few broken dishes. That's small potatoes.