go-slow [goh-sloh] ExamplesWord Origin noun Chiefly British.

  1. a work slowdown, as in sympathy with strikers or as a protest.

Origin of go-slow First recorded in 1925–30 Examples from the Web for go-slow Historical Examples of go-slow

  • The “go-slow” policy was, however, introduced during the later stages of the war, and caused considerable inconvenience.

    The City of Auckland

    John Barr

  • I suppose you delivered the driver his go-slow order with a large-sized wink and he savvied what you meant.

    Air Men o’ War

    Boyd Cable

  • British Dictionary definitions for go-slow go-slow noun

    1. British
      1. a deliberate slackening of the rate of production by organized labour as a tactic in industrial conflict
      2. (as modifier)go-slow tactics

      US and Canadian equivalent: slowdown

    verb go slow

    1. (intr) to work deliberately slowly as a tactic in industrial conflict

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