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go-slow

Syllabification: go-slow

Definition of go-slow in English:

adjective

(Of a proposal or course of action) cautious and prudent: a go-slow policy for the building of nuclear plants
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  • To begin with, over the last two years reformist leaders who advocate a go-slow, nonconfrontational approach have prevailed over the most radical elements within their movement.
  • So far, religious groups are rallying around either a go-slow policy proposal or a get-tough bill in Congress.

noun

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A strategy or tactic, especially a form of protest, in which work or progress is delayed or slowed down: a reported go-slow by mechanics
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  • The plantation trade unions in Sri Lanka have called off a campaign of two-hour stoppages and go-slows by 450,000 tea and rubber plantation workers who were demanding a wage increase.
  • The workers committee said that it would also consider other forms of protest, including go-slows.
  • This attack on democratic rights is in response to the campaign by many present and former employees for the reinstatement of the 1,300 dismissed workers through go-slows, lunchtime pickets and petitions.

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