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 Slow.Slubber-Degullion. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Slow Coach.
 
A dawdle. As a slow coach in the old coaching-days “got on” slowly, so one that “gets on” slowly is a slow coach.   1
 


 Slow.Slubber-Degullion. 

 
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